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Estop

estop vt

es·topped
es·top·ping
[Anglo-French estop(p)er , literally, to stop up, from Middle French estouper , ultimately from Latin stuppa hemp fiber (used for plugging holes)]
: to impede or bar by estoppel



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.