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verb[WITH OBJECT]usually be estopped from
Bar or preclude by estoppel.
- ‘By reason thereof, the Claimant is estopped from denying that he is entitled to use the driveway for those purposes.’
- ‘Taking all these factors into consideration, I find that the plaintiffs are estopped from making this claim at this late stage.’
- ‘The Court of Appeal held that by standing by and encouraging the woman to believe the house was now hers, he was estopped from denying that this was the case.’
- ‘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.’
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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