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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