- Law. to hinder or prevent by estoppel.
- Archaic. to stop.
Origin of estop
Examples from the Web for estop
All these inhibitory influences which generally produce negation do not estop Mr. Hughes.Behind the Mirrors
Clinton W. Gilbert
This alone, it would seem, ought to estop him from a new trial.The Religious Persecution in France 1900-1906
Jane Milliken Napier Brodhead
But—but how can a stroke of the pen, a mere gesture, estop a whole class of American citizens forever?Birthright
Such was alien to his kindly nature; and if it had not been, there were other causes to estop him from any such indulgence.The Memories of Fifty Years
William H. Sparks
By publishing his new libel, you estop yourself from denying me this freedom.A Public Appeal for Redress to the Corporation and Overseers of Harvard University
Francis Ellingwood Abbot
- law to preclude by estoppel
- archaic to stop
Word Origin and History for estop
1530s, from Anglo-French estopper "to stop, bar, hinder" (especially in a legal sense, by one's own prior act or declaration), from Old French estoper "plug, stop up, block; prevent, halt" (also in obscene usage), from estope "tow, oakum," from Latin stuppa "tow" (used as a plug); see stop (v.).