- a bar or impediment preventing a party from asserting a fact or a claim inconsistent with a position that party previously took, either by conduct or words, especially where a representation has been relied or acted upon by others.
Origin of estoppel
Examples from the Web for estoppel
Historical Examples of estoppel
The doctrine of estoppel "cutting no figure" with the Baxter contingent.Shadow and Light
Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
History now pleads them as an estoppel against his followers.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)
Thomas Hart Benton
Peter stood in the sunshine, looking at the estoppel clause, his lips agape.Birthright
If A trades in his own name, a person dealing with him cannot claim that A is a corporation by estoppel.
To create a corporation by estoppel, there must be an organization assuming to act as a corporation.
- law a rule of evidence whereby a person is precluded from denying the truth of a statement of facts he has previously assertedSee also conclusion
Word Origin for estoppel
1530s, from Old French estopail, literally "bung, cork," from estoper (see estop).