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es·top·pel

 (ĕ-stŏp′əl)
n. Law
A bar that prevents a person from presenting evidence contradicting a certain established fact.

[Obsolete French estouppail, from Old French estouper, to stop up, from Vulgar Latin *stuppāre; see stop.]

estoppel

(ɪˈstɒpəl)
n
(Law) 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
[C16: from Old French estoupail plug, from estoper to stop up; see estop]

es•top•pel

(ɛˈstɒp əl)

n.
a legal bar that prevents a person from asserting a claim or fact that is inconsistent with a position that the person has previously taken.
[1575–85; < Middle French estoupail stopper]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.estoppel - a rule of evidence whereby a person is barred from denying the truth of a fact that has already been settled
rule of evidence - (law) a rule of law whereby any alleged matter of fact that is submitted for investigation at a judicial trial is established or disproved
Translations

estoppel

n (Jur) → rechtshemmender Einwand
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Alternatively, when the patient relies on the hospital in seeking treatment, it is called agency by estoppel.
Relying on this contractual relationship between UES and the hospital, Karwowski asserted a single claim against the hospital based on the doctrine of agency by estoppel, as recognized by the Ohio Supreme Court in Clark v.
The court held, inter alia, that the theory of apparent or ostensible agency, or agency by estoppel has never been recognized in Virginia to impose vicarious liability on an employer for the negligent acts of an independent contractor.