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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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Furthermore, Part V presents an argument regarding the significance of issue estoppels, which should--in my opinion--apply anyway, even if we reconsider the need for a broad-scope rule of cause of action estoppel.
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Since the principled exception is merely an application of the principles of estoppel, then plaintiffs should be able to use it as a sword when estoppels generally are allowed to be used as a sword.
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