es·top /es-'täp/ vt es·topped, es·top·ping [Anglo-French estop(p)er, literally, to stop up, from Middle French estouper, ultimately from Latin stuppa hemp fiber (used for plugging holes)]: to impede or bar by estoppel

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb avert, ban, bar, barricade, bind, block the way, block up, blockade, bring to a stop, create a stoppage, cut off, encumber, fend off, forbid, forestall, halt, hamper, handicap, hinder, impede, inhibit, interfere, interrupt, intervene, not allow, obstruct, obviate, preclude, prevent, prohibit, put a stop to, put an end to, restrain, restrict, shackle, stand in the way, stay, stop, stop the progress of, stop the way, stymie, thwart, turn aside, ward off associated concepts: change in position II index balk, ban, bar (hinder), block, check (restrain), constrict (inhibit), debar, forestall, halt, hamper, impede, inhibit, obstruct, preclude, prevent, toll (stop)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To halt, bar, or prevent. (See: estoppel)
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

v. To stop or prevent from occurring.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

   to halt, bar or prevent.
   See also: estoppel

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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