Adjective "estoppel" definition and examples

(Estoppel may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


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.
  1. count noun 'that fact is not sufficient to raise an estoppel'
  2. 'In my judgment there is no estoppel operating against the plaintiff.'
  3. 'Historically, both these forms of estoppel are common law developments.'
  4. 'I take the view that the question of issue of estoppel does not and cannot arise in judicial review proceedings.'

More definitions

1. a bar or impediment preventing a party from asserting a fact or a claim inconsistent with a position that party previously took, either by conduct or words, especially where a representation has been relied or acted upon by others.

More examples(as adjective)

"claims can be estoppel."


Mid 16th century: from Old French estouppail ‘bung’, from estopper (see estop).