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  1. estovers(Noun)

    An estover, an allowance made from an estate for a person's support.

  2. estovers(Noun)

    An allowance or alimony granted to a divorced woman, taken from the husband's estate for her support.

  3. estovers(Noun)

    An allowance of wood made to a tenant.

  4. estovers(Noun)

    The freedom of a tenant to take necessary wood from the land occupied by that tenant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Estovers

    necessaries or supples; 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 of his estate, or alimony to a woman divorced out of her husband's estate

  2. Origin: [OF. estoveir, estovoir, necessary, necessity, need, prop. an infin. meaning to suit, be fit, be necessary. See Stover.]


  1. Estovers

    In English law, estovers is wood that a tenant is allowed to take, for life or a period of years, from the land he holds for the repair of his house, the implements of husbandry, hedges and fences, and for firewood. The word derives the from the French estover, estovoir, a verb used as a substantive meaning "that which is necessary". This word is of disputed origin; it has been referred to the Latin stare, to stand, or studere, to desire. The Old English word for estover was bote or boot, also spelled bot or bót,. The various kinds of estovers were known as house-bote, cart or plough-bote, hedge or hay-bote, and fire-bote. Anglo-Saxon law also imposed "bot" fines in the modern sense of compensation. These rights might be restricted by express covenants. Copyholders had similar rights over the land they occupied and over the waste of the manor, in which case the rights are known as Commons of estovers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Estovers

    es-tō′vėrz, n.pl. (law) necessaries allowed by law, as wood to a tenant for necessary repairs, &c.—Common of estovers, the right of taking necessary wood from another's estate for household use and the making of implements of industry. [O. Fr. estovoir, necessaries.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of estovers in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of estovers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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