relate back

intransitive verb

re·​late back
related back; relating back
: to apply or take effect retroactively especially based on relation back
an amendment… relates back to the date of the original pleadingFederal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 15(c)

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“Relate back.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/relate%20back. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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