estop

[e-stop]
See more synonyms for estop on Thesaurus.com

Origin of estop

1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French estopper, Old French estoper to stop up, derivative of estoupe < Latin stuppa tow. Cf. stuff
Related formsun·es·topped, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for estop

bar, obstruct, plug, preclude, prevent, prohibit

Examples from the Web for estop

Historical Examples of estop


British Dictionary definitions for estop

estop

verb -tops, -topping or -topped (tr)
  1. law to preclude by estoppel
  2. archaic to stop
Derived Formsestoppage, noun

Word Origin for estop

C15: from Old French estoper to plug, ultimately from Latin stuppa tow; see stop
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for estop
v.

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.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper