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estoppel

[e-stop-uh l] /ɛˈstɒp əl/
noun, Law.
1.
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
1575-1585
1575-85; < Middle French estoupail stopper. See estop, -al2
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estoppel

/ɪˈstɒpəl/
noun
1.
(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
C16: from Old French estoupail plug, from estoper to stop up; see estop
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Word Origin and History for estoppels

estoppel

n.

1530s, from Old French estopail, literally "bung, cork," from estoper (see estop).

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