Definition of Estover

1. Noun. (archaic) (legal history) An allowance provided from an estate for a person's support; an allowance of wood for repairs, firewood and fencing. ¹



2. Noun. (legal history) Estovers. ¹

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Definition of Estover

1. a legal right to necessities [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Estover

estivators
estivoautumnal
estoc
estocs
estoile
estoiles
estop
estoppage
estoppages
estopped
estoppel
estoppel by deed
estoppels
estopping
estops
estover (current term)
estovers
estrade
estrades
estradiol
estradiol-17 beta sulfotransferase
estradiol 15 alpha-hydroxylase
estradiol 16 alpha-hydroxylase
estradiol antagonists
estradiol benzoate unit
estradiol dehydrogenases
estradiol patch
estradiol receptor tyrosine kinase
estradiols
estragole

Literary usage of Estover

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1. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"Stot. [Sw. stut, a bull, D. stooten, to push, to butt.} A young bullock, ie one under two years old. Stever. [O.Fr. estover ..."

2. Year Books of Edward II. by Great Britain, Frederic William Maitland (1903)
"... a writ of dower and demanded the third part of a reasonable estover, to wit, ... a reasonable estover and the heir is to have an estover for his house, ..."

3. The Publications of the Selden Society by Selden Society (1903)
"... a writ of dower and demanded the third part of a reasonable estover, to wit, ... a reasonable estover and the heir is to have an estover for his house, ..."

4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"The right of estover is an incident of the usual forms of subordinate tenancy—for life, for years, ..."

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