[e-stop-uh l] /ɛˈstɒp əl/
a bar or impediment preventing a party from asserting a fact or a claim inconsistent with a position that party previously took, either by conduct or words, especially where a representation has been relied or acted upon by others.
(law) a rule of evidence whereby a person is precluded from denying the truth of a statement of facts he has previously asserted See also conclusion
1530s, from Old French estopail, literally “bung, cork,” from estoper (see estop).
[e-stop] /ɛˈstɒp/ verb (used with object), estopped, estopping. 1. Law. to hinder or prevent by estoppel. 2. Archaic. to stop. /ɪˈstɒp/ verb (transitive) -tops, -topping, -topped 1. (law) to preclude by estoppel 2. (archaic) to stop v. 1530s, from Anglo-French estopper “to stop, bar, hinder” (especially in a legal sense, by one’s own prior act […]
[esh-too-reel] /ˌɛʃ tʊˈril/ noun 1. a town in W Portugal, W of Lisbon: seaside resort. /ˈɛʃtɔːˌriːl/ noun 1. a resort in W Portugal, near Lisbon, on the Atlantic Ocean: noted esp for a famous avenue of palm trees leading to the seafront. Pop: 23 769 (2001)
[e-stoh-verz] /ɛˈstoʊ vərz/ plural noun, Law. 1. necessaries allowed by law, as wood and timber to a tenant or alimony to a spouse. /ɛˈstəʊvəz/ plural noun 1. (law) a right allowed by law to tenants of land to cut timber, esp for fuel and repairs