estop [e-stop] ExamplesWord Originverb (used with object), es·topped, es·top·ping.
- Law. to hinder or prevent by estoppel.
- Archaic. to stop.
Origin of estop 1250–1300; Middle English Anglo-French estopper, Old French estoper to stop up, derivative of estoupe Latin stuppa tow. Cf. stuff Related formsun·es·topped, adjective Related Words for estopped bar, obstruct, plug, preclude, prevent, prohibit Examples from the Web for estopped Historical Examples of estopped
Treason in the executive branch of the government was estopped.
Ulysses S. Grant
Before attorning, you may do so; after that you are estopped.
R. D. Blackmore
In rebuking inconstancy she was out of court; she was estopped, as the lawyers call it.
In this event the third person is said to be estopped from the right to sue the undisclosed principal.
Are third persons ever estopped from denying a corporation’s legal existence?
British Dictionary definitions for estopped estop verb -tops, -topping or -topped (tr)
- law to preclude by estoppel
- archaic to stop
Derived Formsestoppage, nounWord Origin for estop C15: from Old French estoper to plug, ultimately from Latin stuppa tow; see stop Word Origin and History for estopped estop v.
1530s, from Anglo-French estopper “to stop, bar, hinder” (especially in a legal sense, by one’s own prior act or declaration), from Old French estoper “plug, stop up, block; prevent, halt” (also in obscene usage), from estope “tow, oakum,” from Latin stuppa “tow” (used as a plug); see stop (v.).