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[French, The country; the neighborhood.] A trial per pais denotes a trial by the country; that is, trial by jury.

An Estoppel in pais means that a party is prevented by his or her own conduct from obtaining the enforcement of a right which would operate to the detriment of another who justifiably relied on such conduct. This type of estoppel differs from an estoppel by deed or by record which, as a result of the language set out in a document, bars the enforcement of a claim against a party who acted in reliance upon those written terms.

PAIS, or PAYS. A French word signifying country. In law, matter in pais is matter of fact in opposition to matter of record: a trial per pais, is a trial by the country, that is, by a jury.

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A rappeler que le parquet general a donne ses instructions a la police judiciaire competente pour l'arrestation du responsable du journal electronique Lakome pour investigation, suite a la diffusion par ce site d'une video attribuee a Al-Qaida au Maghreb islamique (AQMI) incitant au terrorisme au Maroc, et accessible par le biais du lien electronique du quotidien El Pais.
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Spain obviously likes torture," opined El Pais, who went on to wonder where the dominant Spain of the past two years had disappeared to.
Under plans being mulled by the government, left-leaning daily El Pais said companies would have the possibility to make greater use of cheap work contracts for a broader range employees.
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