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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.]
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(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]
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(ɛˈstɒp əl)

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]
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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
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n (Jur) → rechtshemmender Einwand
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The court also rejected the argument of the BIR that Dionisia was already barred by the doctrines of estoppel and laches for raising the issue on an improperly served PAN.
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SINCE I reported in 2017 on the case of Davies v Davies we have seen a continued increase in claims of proprietary estoppel involving family farms.
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