Meaning of “estoppel” in the English Dictionary

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estoppelnoun [ S or U ]

uk /ɪˈstɒp.əl/ us /esˈtɑː.pəl/ specialized

a legal rule that prevents someone from changing their mind about something they have previously said is true in court

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  • However, by defending on the merits, after pleading and relying upon a foreign judgment, a party does not waive the benefits of an alleged estoppel arising from the foreign judgment. 

(Definition of “estoppel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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estoppelnoun [ S or U ]

uk /eˈstɒpl/ us 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)