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Meaning of ESTOP

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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. ?. Cf. {Stop}.] (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.                              --Abbott.

 
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