Estrepement
Estrepement Es*trepe"ment, n. [OF., damage, waste.] (Law) A destructive kind of waste, committed by a tenant for life, in lands, woods, or houses. --Cowell. [1913 Webster]

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  • estrepement — mənt noun ( s) Etymology: Anglo French estrepement, from Old French estreper, v. + ment : waste or needless destruction of lands; especially : such waste in lands, woods, or houses wrought by a tenant for life to the damage of the reversioner …   Useful english dictionary

  • estrepement — es·trepe·ment …   English syllables

  • estrepement — /astriypmant/ A species of aggravated waste, by stripping or devastating the land, to the injury of the reversioner, and especially pending a suit for possession …   Black's law dictionary

  • estrepement — /astriypmant/ A species of aggravated waste, by stripping or devastating the land, to the injury of the reversioner, and especially pending a suit for possession …   Black's law dictionary

  • estrepement — Waste; extirpation; a common law writ which lay after judgment in any real action, and before the sheriff delivered possession, to stop any waste which the losing party might be tempted to commit in lands which were determined to be no longer his …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • estrepement pendente placito — Estrepement pending suit; a writ given by the statute of Gloucester to prevent waste pending the outcome of any real action. See 3 Bl Comm 226 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • estrepement, writ of — A common law writ of waste, which lay in particular for the reversioner against the tenant for life, in respect of damage or injury to the land committed by the latter. As it was only auxiliary to a real action for recovery of the land, and as… …   Black's law dictionary

  • estrepement, writ of — A common law writ of waste, which lay in particular for the reversioner against the tenant for life, in respect of damage or injury to the land committed by the latter. As it was only auxiliary to a real action for recovery of the land, and as… …   Black's law dictionary

  • writ of estrepement — A common law writ of waste, which lay in particular for the reversioner against the tenant for life, in respect of damage or injury to the land committed by the latter. As it was only auxiliary to a real action for recovery of the land, and as… …   Black's law dictionary

  • writ of estrepement — A common law writ of waste, which lay in particular for the reversioner against the tenant for life, in respect of damage or injury to the land committed by the latter. As it was only auxiliary to a real action for recovery of the land, and as… …   Black's law dictionary

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