Law. to hinder or prevent by estoppel.
Archaic. to stop.
- un·es·topped, adjective
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How to use estop in a sentence
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
But—but how can a stroke of the pen, a mere gesture, estop a whole class of American citizens forever?Birthright | T.S. Stribling
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
This alone, it would seem, ought to estop him from a new trial.The Religious Persecution in France 1900-1906 | Jane Milliken Napier Brodhead
All these inhibitory influences which generally produce negation do not estop Mr. Hughes.Behind the Mirrors | Clinton W. Gilbert
British Dictionary definitions for estop
law to preclude by estoppel
archaic to stop
- estoppage, noun
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