- (law) Any of several treatises published by the American Law Institute in which a group of legal scholars within a field of law set forth the principles of that field of law based on legal precedents.
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.