estoppel in pais
- 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
- The court held that estoppel in pais applied because the defendant had previously acknowledged the plaintiff's right to the property.
- In light of the estoppel in pais doctrine, the individual couldn't dispute the agreement they had accepted earlier.
- Estoppel in pais prevented him from asserting a claim contrary to what he had previously admitted.