nonretroactive

adjective
non·​ret·​ro·​ac·​tive | \ ˌnän-ˌre-trō-ˈak-tiv How to pronounce nonretroactive (audio) \

Definition of nonretroactive

: 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

First Known Use of nonretroactive

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonretroactive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonretroactive. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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