Estop Definition

estopped, estopping, estops
To stop up.
Webster's New World
To stop; prevent; bar.
Webster's New World
To bar or prevent by estoppel.
Webster's New World
To stop or prevent from occurring.
Webster's New World Law

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

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