Law Dictionary

relation back

noun re·la·tion back

Legal Definition of relation back

  1. :  the assigning of a prior date (as the date of execution of a document) to an act (as filing of a document and especially a pleading) as the time of its effect especially to avoid a time limit the relation back of amendments to the date of the original pleading; also :  the legal fiction that an action (as the filing of a document) was taken on a previous date to avoid the expiration of a time limit


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up relation back? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!