One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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 fundamental principle [of the European Court] underlying the award of compensation is that the court should achieve what it describes as 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 purpose of an award of interest is to achieve restitutio in integrum.’
- ‘The relevant principle in the law of tort is restitutio in integrum.’
- ‘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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