non·​ret·​ro·​ac·​tive ˌnän-ˌre-trō-ˈak-tiv How to pronounce nonretroactive (audio)
: not extending in scope or effect to a prior time or to conditions that existed or originated in the past : not retroactive
a nonretroactive law

Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonretroactive was in 1810

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“Nonretroactive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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