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Restatement of Contracts

Contracts

"A contract is a promise or a set of promises for the breach of which the law gives a remedy, or the performance of which the law in some way recognizes as a duty." Restatement (Second) of Contracts § 1 (Am. Law Inst. 1981).

Series Information

The second series of Contracts was published in 1981. The appendices and supplements to the second series include all case citations for the first and second series.

The first series of Contracts was published in 1932. Case citations for the first series can be found in the appendices and supplements to the second series.

Superseded Status

For information on superseded status, see the publication page at www.ali.org or contact the American Law Institute.

Parallel Tables

The Parallel Tables found in the back of volume 3 of Restatement (Second) Contracts show corresponding Restatement (Second) Contracts, and Restatement (Second) Contracts Tentative Drafts 1-14 section numbers.

The Parallel Tables found in the back of the volume 3 pocket part of Restatement (Second) Contracts show corresponding Restatement (Second) Contracts and Restatement of Contracts (1932) section numbers.

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