agister


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agister

(əˈdʒɪstə) or

agistor

n
a person who grazes cattle for money
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He met with our Head Agister and our Grazing Scheme Administrator and was very impressed by the way the HLS is managed in such a unique place as The New Forest.During James trip he met the Verderers in the Verderers Court in Queens House, Lyndhurst.
Historically, agistment has been defined as the "feeding or keeping of sheep, or any kind of cattle." (239) In more recent times, agistment is considered to be a "a type of bailment in which a person, for a fee, allows animals to graze on his or her pasture." (240) An agister, or the holder of the livestock, "assumes full control of the animals' well-being during the term of the contract." (241) This is considered a bailment because the agister is expected to return the animals in the same condition as he received them at the expiration of the contract.
A, [who is] an agister of cattle, kills B's bull, which is in [B's] possession, to prevent a spread of infection which is dangerous to other cattle and to human beings.