equitable estoppel

Definition of "equitable estoppel"
  1. A principle preventing a party from gaining legal advantages if they've engaged in unfair actions or deception, such as lying or hiding important facts
How to use "equitable estoppel" in a sentence
  1. The contract was unenforceable on grounds of equitable estoppel because the seller had intentionally misled the buyer.
  2. His refusal to disclose the information led to an equitable estoppel, barring him from suing.
  3. Because she lied about the size of the property, her claim in court was dismissed due to equitable estoppel.

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