en·​stool | \ ə̇nzˈtül, en-, -nˈst- \

Definition of enstool

: to install (a ruler of any of several native African groups) in office contrasted with destool

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Other Words from enstool

enstoolment noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for enstool

en- entry 1 + stool (seat of a chief)

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“Enstool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enstool. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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