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English definition of “estoppel”

estoppel

noun [S or U]     /eˈstɒpl/ LAW
a legal rule which prevents someone from saying in court that something they have previously stated as true in court , or that has been established by the court as true , is in fact not true : The Court held that there was no estoppel.
(Definition of estoppel noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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