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estoversn. pl. [OF. estoveir, estovoir, necessary, necessity, need, prop. an infin. meaning to suit, be fit, be necessary. See Stover.].
     Necessaries or supplies; an allowance to a person out of an estate or other thing for support; as of wood to a tenant for life, etc., of sustenance to a man confined for felony out of his estate, or alimony to a woman divorced out of her husband's estate.  Blackstone.  [1913 Webster]
Common of estovers. See under Common, n.


estovers, n.pl. hist. necessaries allowed by law to a tenant (esp. fuel, or wood for repairs).

AF estover, OF estoveir be necessary, f. L est opus

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