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restatement - Legal Definition
A treatise by the American Law Institutes
that attempts to describe general common law, incorporating its growth as the
result of various legal decisions. Restatements have been issued in relation to
agency, conflict of laws, contracts, foreign relations, judgments, restitution,
security, torts, trusts, and unfair competition. Although frequently cited in
cases and commentaries, restatements are not binding on the courts.
Edward Lyttelton (1897), while a temperate and effective restatement of the case for the classics may be found in Sir Richard Jebb's Romanes Lecture on " Humanism in Education " (1899).
A complete restatement could only be undertaken by a group of men, trained in much the same conditions, accustomed to think and work together, each one engaged on a special department, but all acting under the control of one master-mind.
But they have both been urged with sufficient ability to arrest its progress and to call for a reconsideration and restatement of the fundamental principle of idealist philosophy and its relation to the fundamental problems of religion.
Martineau is much more in sympathy with idealism than Sidgwick, whose work consists in a restatement from a novel and independent standpoint of the Utilitarian position.