Definition of restitutio in integrum in English:

restitutio in integrum

noun

Law
  • [mass noun] 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.

    • ‘The question would therefore arise whether, in view of the part performance of the Agreements, restitutio in integrum was possible.’
    • ‘The fundamental principle [of the European Court] underlying the award of compensation is that the court should achieve what it describes as restitutio in integrum.’
    • ‘The purpose of an award of interest is to achieve restitutio in integrum.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

restitutio in integrum

/rɛstɪˌtjuːtɪəʊ ɪn ɪnˈtɛɡrəm/