[ e-stop ]
/ ɛˈstɒp /
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verb (used with object), es·topped, es·top·ping.
Law. to hinder or prevent by estoppel.
Archaic. to stop.
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Origin of estop
1250–1300; Middle English <Anglo-French estopper,Old French estoper to stop up, derivative of estoupe<Latin stuppa tow. Cf. stuff
OTHER WORDS FROM estopun·es·topped, adjective
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How to use estop in a sentence
He must have destroyed the usefulness of the catboat and thus estopped the flight of the fugitives by that means.Up the Forked River|Edward Sylvester Ellis
Admiration of that one-time so much traversed body of law became suddenly all the vogue, and criticism was estopped.Congressional Government|Woodrow Wilson
Being thus estopped, Bigelow held his peace; and a little later they were dismounting before the door of Fitzpatrick's commissary.The King of Arcadia|Francis Lynde
In other words, they are estopped because of their conduct when you purchased the vessel.Commercial Law|Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
Treason in the executive branch of the government was estopped.Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete|Ulysses S. Grant
British Dictionary definitions for estop
/ (ɪˈstɒp) /
verb -tops, -topping or -topped (tr)
law to preclude by estoppel
archaic to stop
Derived forms of estopestoppage, noun
Word Origin for estop
C15: from Old French estoper to plug, ultimately from Latin stuppa tow; see stop
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