estoppel in pais

Definition of "estoppel in pais"
  1. An equitable principle that prevents a person from asserting a claim or right which contradicts what they have said or done previously or what has been legally established as truth
How to use "estoppel in pais" in a sentence
  1. The court held that estoppel in pais applied because the defendant had previously acknowledged the plaintiff's right to the property.
  2. In light of the estoppel in pais doctrine, the individual couldn't dispute the agreement they had accepted earlier.
  3. Estoppel in pais prevented him from asserting a claim contrary to what he had previously admitted.

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