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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Estoppel  \Es*top"pel\,  n.  [From  {Estop}.]  (Law) 
  a  A  stop;  an  obstruction  or  bar  to  one's  alleging  or 
  denying  a  fact  contrary  to  his  own  previous  action 
  allegation,  or  denial;  an  admission,  by  words  or  conduct, 
  which  induces  another  to  purchase  rights,  against  which 
  the  party  making  such  admission  can  not  take  a  position 
  inconsistent  with  the  admission. 
  b  The  agency  by  which  the  law  excludes  evidence  to  dispute 
  certain  admissions,  which  the  policy  of  the  law  treats  as 
  indisputable.  --Wharton.  --Stephen.  --Burrill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  estoppel 
  n  :  a  rule  of  evidence  whereby  a  person  is  barred  from  denying 
  the  truth  of  a  fact  that  has  already  been  settled 




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