agister


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agister

see AGISTMENT.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

AGISTER. One who takes horses or other animals to agist.
     2. The agister is not, like an innkeeper, bound to take all horses offered to him, nor is he liable for any injury done to such animals in his care, unless he has been guilty of negligence, or from his ignorance, negligence may be inferred. Holt's R. 457.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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