Estoppel By Silence

Definition - What does Estoppel By Silence mean?

Estoppel by silence refers to a situation where a person previously had the opportunity and duty to speak up, but decided to stay silent to put another person at some kind of disadvantage.

Justipedia explains Estoppel By Silence

Estoppel by silence is also sometimes called estoppel by inaction, estoppel by standing or acquiescence. It is not just staying silent, but doing that with an intention to bring harm to someone.

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