Definition of restitutio in integrum in English:

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restitutio in integrum

Pronunciation: /rɛstɪˌtjuːtɪəʊ ɪn ɪnˈtɛɡrəm/


[mass noun] Law
Restoration of an injured party to the situation which would have prevailed had no injury been sustained; restoration to the original or pre-contractual position.
Example sentences
  • The relevant principle in the law of tort is restitutio in integrum.
  • They demand a return to the status quo ante and restitutio in integrum as those matters are understood at common law.
  • The question would therefore arise whether, in view of the part performance of the Agreements, restitutio in integrum was possible.


Latin, literally 'restoration to the whole (i.e. uninjured) state'.

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