estovers

noun plural
es·​to·​vers | \ es-ˈtō-vərz \

Legal Definition of estovers

: necessary supplies especially : wood that a tenant is allowed to take from the landlord's premises (as for necessary repairs or fuel)

History and Etymology for estovers

Anglo-French, plural of estover necessity, allowance, from estoveir to be necessary, from Old French, ultimately from Latin est opus it is necessary

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“Estovers.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/estovers. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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