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ex post facto

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adverb ex post fac·to \ˌeks-ˌpōs(t)-ˈfak-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of ex post facto

  1. :  after the fact :  retroactively



Origin and Etymology of ex post facto

Late Latin, literally, from a thing done afterward


First Known Use: 1621


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ex post facto

adjective ex post fac·to

Definition of ex post facto

  1. :  done, made, or formulated after the fact :  retroactive <ex post facto approval> <ex post facto laws>



1787

First Known Use of ex post facto

1787


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ex post facto

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adverb ex post fac·to \ˈeks-ˌpōst-ˈfak-tō\

Legal Definition of ex post facto

  1. :  after the fact :  retroactively <cannot judge ex post facto>



Origin and Etymology of ex post facto

Late Latin, literally, from a thing done afterward


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ex post facto

adjective ex post fac·to

Legal Definition of ex post facto

  1. 1 :  done, made, or formulated after the fact :  retroactive

  2. 2 :  of or relating to an ex post facto law <the chief concerns of the ex post facto ban — L. H. Tribe>




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