Estopping
Estop Es*top", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Estophed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Estopping}.] [OF. estoper to stop, plug, close, F. ['e]touper, LL. stuppare to close with tow, obstruct, fr. L. stuppa tow, oakum, cf. Gr. sty`pph. Cf. {Stop}.] (Law) To impede or bar by estoppel. [1913 Webster]

A party will be estopped by his admissions, where his intent is to influence another, or derive an advantage to himself. --Abbott. [1913 Webster]


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  • estopping — es·top || ɪ stÉ’p v. prevent by estoppel (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Estop — Es*top , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Estophed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Estopping}.] [OF. estoper to stop, plug, close, F. [ e]touper, LL. stuppare to close with tow, obstruct, fr. L. stuppa tow, oakum, cf. Gr. sty pph. Cf. {Stop}.] (Law) To impede or bar by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Estophed — Estop Es*top , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Estophed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Estopping}.] [OF. estoper to stop, plug, close, F. [ e]touper, LL. stuppare to close with tow, obstruct, fr. L. stuppa tow, oakum, cf. Gr. sty pph. Cf. {Stop}.] (Law) To impede or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • estop — transitive verb (estopped; estopping) Etymology: Middle English estoppen, from Anglo French estoper, estuper, from Vulgar Latin *stuppare to stop with a tow more at stop Date: 15th century 1. archaic to stop up 2. bar; specifically to impede by… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • estop — /e stop /, v.t., estopped, estopping. 1. Law. to hinder or prevent by estoppel. 2. Archaic. to stop. [1250 1300; ME < AF estopper, OF estoper to stop up, deriv. of estoupe < L stuppa tow. Cf. STUFF] * * * …   Universalium

  • estop — [ɪ stɒp] verb (estops, estopping, estopped) Law bar or preclude by estoppel. Origin ME: from OFr. estopper stop up, impede …   English new terms dictionary

  • estop — /əsˈtɒp/ (say uhs top) verb (t) (estopped, estopping) 1. Law to hinder or prevent by estoppel. 2. Obsolete to stop. {Old French estoper stop up, Anglo French estopper (in law), from Old French estoupe, from Latin stuppa tow2. Compare stop (verb) …   Australian English dictionary

  • license — A personal privilege to do some particular act or series of acts on land without possessing any estate or interest therein, and is ordinarily revocable at the will of the licensor and is not assignable. Lehman v. Williamson, 35 Colo.App. 372, 533 …   Black's law dictionary

  • license — A personal privilege to do some particular act or series of acts on land without possessing any estate or interest therein, and is ordinarily revocable at the will of the licensor and is not assignable. Lehman v. Williamson, 35 Colo.App. 372, 533 …   Black's law dictionary

  • estop — [e stäp′] vt. estopped, estopping [ME estoppen < Anglo Fr & OFr estoper < VL * stuppare, to stop with tow: see STOP] 1. Archaic a) to stop up b) Rare to stop; prevent; bar 2. Law to bar or prevent by estoppel …   English World dictionary

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