estoppel in pais
estoppel in pais see estoppel 1

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

estoppel in pais
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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

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  • estoppel in pais — Otherwise known as equitable estoppel. 28 Am J2d Estop § 33. A term applied to a situation where, because of something which he has done or omitted to do, a party is denied the right to plead or prove an otherwise important fact. 28 Am J2d Estop… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • in pais — In the country; outside of the court; away from court; out of court. In free translation:–in an informal manner rather than in a formal attempt to comply with the law. See estoppel in pais; notice in pais …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • in pais, estoppel — /astopal in pey(s)/ An estoppel not arising from deed or record or written contract. The doctrine is that a person may be precluded by his act or conduct or silence, when it is his duty to speak, from asserting a right which he otherwise would… …   Black's law dictionary

  • in pais, estoppel — /astopal in pey(s)/ An estoppel not arising from deed or record or written contract. The doctrine is that a person may be precluded by his act or conduct or silence, when it is his duty to speak, from asserting a right which he otherwise would… …   Black's law dictionary

  • in pais — /in pey(s)/ This phrase, as applied to a legal transaction, primarily means that it has taken place without legal proceedings. Thus a widow was said to make a request in pais for her dower when she simply applied to the heir without issuing a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • in pais — /in pey(s)/ This phrase, as applied to a legal transaction, primarily means that it has taken place without legal proceedings. Thus a widow was said to make a request in pais for her dower when she simply applied to the heir without issuing a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • matter in pais — 1. : matter to be proved solely by the testimony of witnesses unsupported by any judicial record, deed, or other written or tangible evidence 2. : matter giving rise to an equitable estoppel or estoppel in pais …   Useful english 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

  • Estoppel (English law) — Estoppel is a legal doctrine that may be used in certain situations to prevent a person from relying upon certain rights, or upon a set of facts (eg. words said or actions performed) which is different from an earlier set of facts. Estoppel could …   Wikipedia

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