after-the-fact

adjective
af·​ter-the-fact

Definition of after-the-fact

: occurring, done, or made after something has happened after-the-fact approval an after-the-fact review

First Known Use of after-the-fact

1633, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of after-the-fact was in 1633

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“After-the-fact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/after-the-fact. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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