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noun plural es·to·vers \es-ˈtō-vərz\

Legal Definition of estovers

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

Origin and Etymology of 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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capable of being understood in two ways

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