estoppel by silence

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 which he acts to his prejudice. Engelhardt v Gravens (Mo) 281 SW 715, 719. An estoppel by standing by. 28 Am J2d Estop §§ 43, 53.

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

  • silence — Refraining from speech. The absence of speech; not a concealment or representation in itself. 37 Am J2d Fraud § 144. Mere silence, as a general rule does not amount to an assent, but, taking it together with other circumstances, there are many… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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