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estoppel
n. impediment which prevents a party from denying an action which they have committed (Law)

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Estoppel
In law, estoppel is a series of legal and equitable doctrines that preclude "a person from denying or asserting anything to the contrary of that which has, in contemplation of law, been established as the truth, either by the acts of judicial or legislative officers, or by his own deed, acts, or representations, either express or implied."

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estoppel

Noun
1. a rule of evidence whereby a person is barred from denying the truth of a fact that has already been settled
(hypernym) rule of evidence


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Estoppel (die)
nf. estoppel, impediment which prevents a party from denying an action which they have committed (Law)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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Estoppel
(n.)
The agency by which the law excludes evidence to dispute certain admissions, which the policy of the law treats as indisputable.
  
 
(n.)
A stop; an obstruction or bar to one's alleging or denying a fact contrary to his own previous action, allegation, or denial; an admission, by words or conduct, which induces another to purchase rights, against which the party making such admission can not take a position inconsistent with the admission.
  

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