Es*top" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Estopped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Estopping.] [OF. estoper to stop, plug, close, F. 'etouper, LL. stuppare to close with tow, obstruct, fr. L. stuppa tow, oakum, cf. Gr. . Cf. Stop.] Law
To impede or bar by estoppel.
A party will be estopped by his admissions, where his intent is to influence another, or derive an advantage to himself.
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