estovers

[e-stoh-verz]

Origin of estovers

1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, noun use of Old French estovoir, estover to be necessary ≪ Latin est opus there is need
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estovers

pl n
  1. law a right allowed by law to tenants of land to cut timber, esp for fuel and repairs

Word Origin for estovers

C15: from Anglo-French, plural of estover, n use of Old French estovoir to be necessary, from Latin est opus there is need
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