Agister’s Lien – a lien upon an animal provided by contract or statute for the benefit of a person who has fed or cared for the animal (an agister)

agister:
n. (15c)

1. Someone who takes and pastures grazing animals for a fee; a person engaged in the business of agistment.  *  An agister is a type of bailee for hire. — also spelled agistor.  — aka gisetaker. [1]

1. A person who takes cattle for hire to pasture or to care for. [2]

agister’s lien:
(1875)

1. A lien on the animals under an agister’s care, to secure payment of the agister’s fee.  See ; AGISTMENT. [1]

1. A lien upon an animal provided by contract or statute for the benefit of a person who has fed or cared for the animal.  4 Am J2d Ani § 74. [2]

agistment:

1. A type of bailment in which a person, for a fee, allows animals to graze on his or her pasture; the taking of cattle or other livestock to feed at a per-animal rate.

2. A charge levied on the owner or occupier of land. — aka gisement. [1]

1. The particular kind of bailment under which a man, for a consideration, takes cattle to graze and pasture on his land.  4 Am J2d Am § 72. [2]

References:

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

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