estoppel by silence
estoppel by silence see estoppel 1

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

estoppel by silence
A type of estoppel that prevents someone from asserting something when that person had both the duty and the opportunity to speak up earlier, and his or her silence put another person at a disadvantage.
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • estoppel by silence — An estoppel in pais. An estoppel which arises where a person who by force of circumstances is under a duty to another to speak, refrains from doing so and thereby leads the other to believe in the existence of a state of facts in reliance upon… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • estoppel by silence — Such estoppel arises where person is under duty to another to speak or failure to speak is inconsistent with honest dealings. An agreement inferred from silence rests upon principle of estoppel. Letres v. Washington Co op. Chick Ass n, 8 Wash.2d… …   Black's law dictionary

  • estoppel by inaction — See estoppel by silence; estoppel by standing …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • estoppel by standing by — See estoppel by silence …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • estoppel by representation — It arises when one by acts, representations, admissions, or silence when he ought to speak out, intentionally or through culpable negligence induces another to believe certain facts to exist and such other rightfully relies and acts on such… …   Black's law dictionary

  • silence, estoppel by — Such estoppel arises where person is under duty to another to speak or failure to speak is inconsistent with honest dealings. An agreement inferred from silence rests upon principle of estoppel. Letres v. Washington Co op. Chick Ass n, 8 Wash.2d… …   Black's law dictionary

  • representation, estoppel by — It arises when one by acts, representations, admissions, or silence when he ought to speak out, intentionally or through culpable negligence induces another to believe certain facts to exist and such other rightfully relies and acts on such… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Estoppel — in its broadest sense is a legal term referring to a series of legal and equitable doctrines that preclude a person from denying or asserting anything to the contrary of that which has, in contemplation of law, been established as the truth,… …   Wikipedia

  • estoppel — es·top·pel /e stä pəl/ n [probably from Middle French estoupail plug, stopper, from estouper to stop up see estop] 1: a bar to the use of contradictory words or acts in asserting a claim or right against another; esp: equitable estoppel in this… …   Law dictionary

  • silence — si·lence n 1: the state of keeping or being silent; esp: forbearance from speech or comment 2: failure to make something known esp. in violation of a duty to do so acceptance by silence see also estoppel by silence at estoppel …   Law dictionary

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