EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Law 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
First recorded in
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Examples from the Web for estoppel Historical Examples of estoppel
The doctrine of
estoppel "cutting no figure" with the Baxter contingent.
History now pleads them as an
estoppel against his followers.
Peter stood in the sunshine, looking at the
estoppel clause, his lips agape.
If A trades in his own name, a person dealing with him cannot claim that A is a corporation by
To create a corporation by
estoppel, there must be an organization assuming to act as a corporation. British Dictionary definitions for estoppel noun law a rule of evidence whereby a person is precluded from denying the truth of a statement of facts he has previously asserted See also conclusion Word Origin for estoppel
C16: from Old French
estoupail plug, from estoper to stop up; see estop
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Word Origin and History for estoppel n.
1530s, from Old French
estopail, literally "bung, cork," from estoper (see estop).
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