estovers

noun plural

es·​to·​vers
es-ˈtō-vərz
: necessary supplies
especially : wood that a tenant is allowed to take from the landlord's premises (as for necessary repairs or fuel)

Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Estovers.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/estovers. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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