noun \e-ˈstä-pəl\

Definition of ESTOPPEL

:  a legal bar to alleging or denying a fact because of one's own previous actions or words to the contrary

Origin of ESTOPPEL

probably alteration of Anglo-French estopere stopping, from estoper
First Known Use: 1531

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi


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