Estop definition

ĕ-stŏp
(law) To impede or prohibit by estoppel.
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(archaic) To stop up.
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(law) To bar or prevent by estoppel.
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To stop up.
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(rare) To stop; prevent; bar.
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To stop or prevent from occurring.
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To impede or bar by estoppel.
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To stop up, to plug.
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Origin of estop

  • Middle English estoppen from Anglo-Norman estopper from Vulgar Latin stuppāre to stop up stop

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Anglo-Norman and Old French estoper, from a Late Latin verb, from Classical Latin noun stuppa (“oakum”).

    From Wiktionary