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after the fact

Definition of after the fact

  1. 1 law :  after a crime has been committed <For helping her boyfriend hide from the police, she was charged with being an accessory after the fact.>

  2. 2 :  after something has happened :  afterward <They informed us of their decision to sell the business only after the fact.>



Word by Word Definitions

afterplay
  1. :  following in time or place :  afterward, behind, later

  1. :  behind in place

    :  subsequent to in time or order

    :  subsequent to and in view of

  1. :  subsequently to the time when

  1. :  later in time

    :  located toward the rear and especially toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft

  1. : used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed

  1. :  afternoon

factplay
  1. :  a thing done: as

    :  feat

    :  crime


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