estop

[ e-stop ]
/ ɛˈstɒp /

verb (used with object), es·topped, es·top·ping.

Law. to hinder or prevent by estoppel.
Archaic. to stop.

Nearby words

  1. esto perpetua,
  2. estoc,
  3. estocada,
  4. estonia,
  5. estonian,
  6. estoppage,
  7. estoppel,
  8. estoril,
  9. estournelles de constant, d',
  10. estovers

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

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British Dictionary definitions for estopped

estop

/ (ɪˈstɒp) /

verb -tops, -topping or -topped (tr)

law to preclude by estoppel
archaic to stop
Derived Formsestoppage, noun

Word Origin for estop

C15: from Old French estoper to plug, ultimately from Latin stuppa tow; see stop

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Word Origin and History for estopped

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.).

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