estrepement

noun es·trepe·ment \-mənt\

Definition of estrepement

plural

-s

  1. :  waste or needless destruction of lands; especially :  such waste in lands, woods, or houses wrought by a tenant for life to the damage of the reversioner

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Origin and Etymology of estrepement

Anglo-French estrepement, from Old French estreper, verb + -ment


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