estop

verb es·top \ e-ˈstäp \

Definition of estop

estopped; estopping
1 archaic : to stop up
2 : bar; specifically : to impede by estoppel

Origin and Etymology of estop

Middle English estoppen, from Anglo-French estoper, estuper, from Vulgar Latin *stuppare to stop with a tow — more at stop


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estop

transitive verb es·top \ es-ˈtäp \

legal Definition of estop

estopped; estopping
: to impede or bar by estoppel

Origin and Etymology of estop

Anglo-French estop(p)er, literally, to stop up, from Middle French estouper, ultimately from Latin stuppa hemp fiber (used for plugging holes)


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