after the fact
Definition of after the fact
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 : after something has happened : afterward They informed us of their decision to sell the business only after the fact.
Word by Word Definitions
: following in time or place : afterward, behind, later
: subsequently to the time when
: later in time
: located toward the rear and especially toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft
: used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed
: a thing done: such as
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