Common of estovers
Estovers Es*to"vers ([e^]s*t[=o]"v[~e]rz), n. pl. [OF. estoveir, estovoir, necessary, necessity, need, prop. an infin. meaning to suit, be fit, be necessary. See {Stover}.] (Law) Necessaries or supplies; an allowance to a person out of an estate or other thing for support; as of wood to a tenant for life, etc., of sustenance to a man confined for felony out of his estate, or alimony to a woman divorced out of her husband's estate. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

{Common of estovers}. See under {Common}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • Common of estovers — Common Com mon, n. 1. The people; the community. [Obs.] The weal o the common. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure, for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the public; or to a number of persons …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • common of estovers — the right to estovers * * * common of estovers The right of taking necessary wood from another s estate for household use and the making of implements of industry • • • Main Entry: ↑estover …   Useful english dictionary

  • common of estovers — A liberty of taking necessary wood for the use or furniture of a house or farm from off another s estate, in common with the owner or with others. 2 Bl.Comm. 35. It may be claimed, like common of pasture, either by grant or prescription …   Black's law dictionary

  • common of estovers — A liberty of taking necessary wood for the use or furniture of a house or farm from off another s estate, in common with the owner or with others. 2 Bl.Comm. 35. It may be claimed, like common of pasture, either by grant or prescription …   Black's law dictionary

  • common of estovers — The right a tenant has of taking necessary wood and timber from the woods of the landlord, for fuel, fencing, etc. See 32 Am J1st L & T § 219 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Common of pasture — Common Com mon, n. 1. The people; the community. [Obs.] The weal o the common. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure, for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the public; or to a number of persons …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Common of piscary — Common Com mon, n. 1. The people; the community. [Obs.] The weal o the common. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure, for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the public; or to a number of persons …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Common of turbary — Common Com mon, n. 1. The people; the community. [Obs.] The weal o the common. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure, for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the public; or to a number of persons …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • common/right of estovers — Brit., chiefly historical the right to take wood for fuel, repairs, or other necessary purpose from land which one does not own, especially land of which one is the tenant or lessee. → estovers …   English new terms dictionary

  • Estovers — Es*to vers ([e^]s*t[=o] v[ e]rz), n. pl. [OF. estoveir, estovoir, necessary, necessity, need, prop. an infin. meaning to suit, be fit, be necessary. See {Stover}.] (Law) Necessaries or supplies; an allowance to a person out of an estate or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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