This court granted certiorari in this case, reported below at 149 Ga. App. 466 (254 SE2d 710) (1979)
, to determine whether Code Ann. 9-605 1
and Superior Court Rule 39, Code Ann. 24-3339 2
should be given a literal interpretation or whether these provisions are subject to the doctrine of estoppel. After hearing oral arguments and studying the briefs, we have determined that the doctrine of estoppel does apply and affirm the Court of Appeals. Stone Mountain Confederate Monumental Assn. v. Smith, 170 Ga. 515 (1) (153 SE 209) (1930)
; Beverly v. Flesenthall Bros., 142 Ga. 834 (83 SE 942) (1914)
; Boswell v. Gillen, 131 Ga. 310 (62 SE 187) (1908)
; Seals, Armour & Co. v. Stocks, 100 Ga. 10 (30 SE 278) (1896)
; Bradshaw v. Gormerly, 54 Ga. 557 (1875)
; Peoples Credit Clothing Co. v. Scottish Union &c. Ins. Co., 57 Ga. App. 747 (196 SE 99) (1938)
; Oliver v. Godley, 38 Ga. App. 66 (142 SE 566) (1928)
entering appeals, and by an entry of such matters, when permissible, on the dockets of the court; and attorneys, who are otherwise authorized by law to take affidavits and administer oaths, shall not be disqualified to take affidavits required of their clients in any matter or proceeding of any nature whatsoever."
Martin H. Rubin, Charles E. Campbell, Arthur K. Bolton, Attorney General, L. Joseph Shaheen, Assistant Attorney General, for appellees.