Estop

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Estop (Law) To impede or bar by estoppel. "A party will be estopped by his admissions, where his intent is to influence another, or derive an advantage to himself."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • estop To bar; stop; debar; specifically, in law, to bar, prevent, or preclude, usually by one's own act. See estoppel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Estop es-top′ to stop or bar:
    • pr.p Estop estop′ping; pa.p. estop′ped
    • v.t Estop es-top′ (law) to hinder, preclude
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. estoper, to stop, plug, close, F. étouper, LL. stuppare, to close with tow, obstruct, fr. L. stuppa, tow, oakum, cf. Gr. sty`pph. Cf. Stop
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estoperestoupe—L. stuppa, tow. See Stop.

Usage

In literature:

Of the seamen concerned three were flogged and all had their pay estopped.
"1492" by Mary Johnston
But here her guide flew to her assistance, and estopped further speech.
"The Twins of Table Mountain and Other Stories" by Bret Harte
Treason in the executive branch of the government was estopped.
"Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete" by Ulysses S. Grant
Treason in the executive branch of the government was estopped.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
Treason in the executive branch of the government was estopped.
"The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant, Part 2." by Ulysses S. Grant
Before attorning, you may do so; after that you are estopped.
"Mary Anerley" by R. D. Blackmore
It is a great pity that just now political conditions are completely estopping wild-life protection in Mexico; but it is true.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
One would have thought that the authorities of Trinity would have felt themselves estopped from refusing to accept this solution.
"Ireland and the Home Rule Movement" by Michael F. J. McDonnell
Furthermore, it does not estop me from fighting the Spencer gang.
"The Cab of the Sleeping Horse" by John Reed Scott
Enemies appeared, who threatened to estop their work, but some worked while others watched, with arms in hand, ready to defend.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
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In poetry:

Why vehemently
Astride the threshold do I wait, marking
The ice softly pendent on his broken temple?
Upon the silence I cast the mesh of rancor
By which the gentler convergences of the flesh
Scatter untokened, mercilessly estopped.
"A Pauper" by Allen Tate

In news:

As a result, the insurer was estopped from asserting a statute of limitations defense.
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