noun[mass noun] Law
- The principle which precludes a person from asserting something contrary to what is implied by a previous action or statement of that person or by a previous pertinent judicial determination: the case had been one of estoppel [count noun]: that fact is not sufficient to raise an estoppelMore example sentences
- Historically, both these forms of estoppel are common law developments.
- I think that it is unhelpful to introduce private law concepts of estoppel into planning law.
- In my judgment there is no estoppel operating against the plaintiff.
mid 16th century: from Old French estouppail 'bung', from estopper (see estop).
More definitions of estoppelDefinition of estoppel in:
- The US English dictionary