- Law. to hinder or prevent by estoppel.
- Archaic. to stop.
Origin of estop
Examples from the Web for estopped
Historical Examples of estopped
Treason in the executive branch of the government was estopped.Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete
Ulysses S. Grant
Before attorning, you may do so; after that you are estopped.Mary Anerley
R. D. Blackmore
In rebuking inconstancy she was out of court; she was estopped, as the lawyers call it.Second String
In this event the third person is said to be estopped from the right to sue the undisclosed principal.
Are third persons ever estopped from denying a corporation's legal existence?
- law to preclude by estoppel
- archaic to stop
Word Origin 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.).