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estop

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈstɒp
 
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Definition of estop in English:

verb (estops, estopping, estopped)

[with object] (usually be estopped from) Law
Bar or preclude by estoppel: the company may be estopped from denying either statement
More example sentences
  • By reason thereof, the Claimant is estopped from denying that he is entitled to use the driveway for those purposes.
  • Your Honour, the first defendant's position is that the plaintiff is either estopped from bringing these proceedings or the proceedings constitute an abuse of process.
  • As a matter of law the claimant is thereby estopped from bringing the present claim.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'stop up, dam, plug'): from Old French estopper 'stop up, impede', from late Latin stuppare, from Latin stuppa 'tow, oakum'. Compare with stop and stuff.

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