relate back

intransitive verb
re·​late back
related back; relating back

Legal Definition of relate 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 20 Oct. 2021.

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