certain reasonable necessities allowed by law, as wood taken by a tenant for fuel or repairs
Origin of estoversMiddle English ; from Old French estovoir, to be necessary (inf. used as noun ) ; from Classical Latin est opus, it is needed
- plural form of estover
- (law, history) An estover, an allowance made from an estate for a person's support.
- (law, history) An allowance or alimony granted to a divorced woman, taken from the husband's estate for her support.
- (law, history) An allowance of wood made to a tenant.
- (law, history) The freedom of a tenant to take necessary wood from the land occupied by that tenant.