verb (used with object), es·topped, es·top·ping.
- esto perpetua,
- estournelles de constant, d',
Origin of estop
Examples from the Web for estopped
Treason in the executive branch of the government was estopped.Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete|Ulysses S. Grant
Retired officers only because officers in active service were estopped from political agitation.Aircraft and Submarines|Willis J. Abbot.
Before attorning, you may do so; after that you are estopped.Mary Anerley|R. D. Blackmore
But here her guide flew to her assistance, and estopped further speech.
In rebuking inconstancy she was out of court; she was estopped, as the lawyers call it.Second String|Anthony Hope
verb -tops, -topping or -topped (tr)
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.).