noun plural

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

Word History


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

Dictionary Entries Near estovers

Cite this Entry

“Estovers.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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