equitable tolling

noun

Legal Definition of equitable tolling

: a doctrine or principle of tort law: a statute of limitations will not bar a claim if despite use of due diligence the plaintiff did not or could not discover the injury until after the expiration of the limitations period

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“Equitable tolling.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/equitable%20tolling. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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