Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Law To impede or prohibit by estoppel.
  • transitive v. Archaic To stop up.

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  • v. To impede or bar by estoppel.
  • v. To stop up, to plug

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To impede or bar by estoppel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To bar; stop; debar; specifically, in law, to bar, prevent, or preclude, usually by one's own act. See estoppel.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English estoppen, from Anglo-Norman estopper, from Vulgar Latin *stuppāre, to stop up; see stop.

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Anglo-Norman and Old French estoper, from a Late Latin verb, from Classical Latin noun stuppa ("oakum").

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