American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Estovers

ESTO’VERS, n. In law, necessaries, or supplies; a reasonable allowance out of lands or goods for the use of a tenant; such as sustenance of a felon in prison, and for his family, during his imprisonment; alimony for a woman divorced, out of her husband’s estate.

Common of estovers is the liberty of taking the necessary wood for the use or furniture of a house or farm, from another’s estate. In Saxon, it is expressed by bote, which signifies more or supply, as house-bote, plow-bote, fire-bote, cart-bote, c.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Estovers," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed September 30, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9SVEESCJIUW4E2.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Estovers." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 30 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9SVEESCJIUW4E2.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Estovers' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 30 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9SVEESCJIUW4E2.