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estovers


estovers


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Estovers  \Es*to"vers\,  n.  pl  [OF.  estoveir  estovoir 
  necessary,  necessity,  need  prop.  an  infin.  meaning  to  suit, 
  be  fit  be  necessary.  See  {Stover}.]  (Law) 
  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.  --Blackstone. 
 
  {Common  of  estovers}.  See  under  {Common},  n.