Remedial Statute Law and Legal Definition

A remedial statute refers to a statute enacted to cure a defect in a prior law.

The following is an example of a case law on remedial statute:

Remedial statutes are those which are made to supply such defects, and abridge such superfluities, in the common law, as arise either from the general imperfection of all human laws, from change of time and circumstances, from the mistakes and unadvised determinations of unlearned (or even learned) judges, or from any other cause whatsoever. These remedial statutes are themselves divided into enlarging statutes, by which the common law is made more comprehensive and extended than it was before, and into restraining statutes, by which it is narrowed down to that which is just and proper. [Brooks v. Texas Employers Ins. Ass'n, 358 S.W.2d 412 (Tex. App. 1962)].