estovers n pl[Anglo-French, plural of estover necessity, allowance, from estoveir to be necessary, from Old French, ultimately from Latin est opus it is necessary]
: necessary supplies
: wood that a tenant is allowed to take from the landlord's premises (as for necessary repairs or fuel)
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.