matter in pais

Definition of matter in pais

  1. 1 :  matter to be proved solely by the testimony of witnesses unsupported by any judicial record, deed, or other written or tangible evidence

  2. 2 :  matter giving rise to an equitable estoppel or estoppel in pais

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