estover

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

estover (usually uncountable, plural estovers)

  1. (archaic, law, historical) An allowance provided from an estate for a person's support; an allowance of wood for repairs, firewood and fencing.
  2. (law, historical) Estovers.

Usage notes[edit]

Now only used in the plural.

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Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

estover

  1. (impersonal) Alternative form of estovoir

Noun[edit]

estover m (oblique plural estovers, nominative singular estovers, nominative plural estover)

  1. Alternative form of estovoir