estop

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verb es·top \e-ˈstäp\

Definition of estop

estopped

estopping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to stop up

  3. 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


First Known Use: 15th century


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estop

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transitive verb es·top \es-ˈtäp\

Legal Definition of estop

estopped

estopping

  1. :  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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