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estop Syllabification: es·top
Pronunciation: /əˈstäp/

Definition of estop in English:

verb (estops, estopping, estopped)

[with object] (usually be estopped from) Law
Bar or preclude by estoppel.
Example sentences
  • By reason thereof, the Claimant is estopped from denying that he is entitled to use the driveway for those purposes.
  • Your Honour, the first defendant's position is that the plaintiff is either estopped from bringing these proceedings or the proceedings constitute an abuse of process.
  • As a matter of law the claimant is thereby estopped from bringing the present claim.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'stop up, dam, plug'): from Old French estopper 'stop up, impede', from late Latin stuppare, from Latin stuppa 'tow, oakum'. Compare with stop and stuff.

Words that rhyme with estop

atop, bop, chop, clop, cop, crop, dop, drop, Dunlop, flop, fop, glop, hop, intercrop, knop, kop, lop, mop, op, plop, pop, prop, screw-top, shop, slop, sop, stop, strop, swap, tiptop, top, underprop, whop
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