estop

[e-stop]
verb (used with object), estopped, estopping.
1.
Law. to hinder or prevent by estoppel.
2.
Archaic. to stop.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French estopper, Old French estoper to stop up, derivative of estoupe < Latin stuppa tow. Cf. stuff

unestopped, adjective
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estop (ɪˈstɒp)
 
vb , -tops, -topping, -topped
1.  law to preclude by estoppel
2.  archaic to stop
 
[C15: from Old French estoper to plug, ultimately from Latin stuppa tow; see stop]
 
es'toppage
 
n

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estop
1531, from Anglo-Fr. estopper "to stop, bar, hinder" (esp. in a legal sense, by one's own prior act or declaration), from O.Fr. estoupe, from L. stuppa "tow" (used as a plug); see stop (v.).
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Example sentences
Treason in the executive branch of the government was estopped.
Treason in the executive branch of the government was estopped.
The claim must be rejected as estopped on the merits by the applicant's loss in
  the interference.
However, that same appellant is not estopped from appealing from those parts of
  the divorce decree that involve financial matters.
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