ex post facto

I. adverb Etymology: Late Latin, literally, from a thing done afterward Date: 1621 after the fact ; retroactively II. adjective Date: 1787 done, made, or formulated after the fact ; retroactive <
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  • post facto — >> ex post facto. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • post facto — After the fact; after the commission of the crime. See ex post facto …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • post facto — /powst fsktow/ After the fact. See ex post fact …   Black's law dictionary

  • ex post facto — 1 / eks ˌpōst fak tō/ adv [Late Latin, literally, from a thing done afterward]: after the fact: retroactively cannot judge ex post facto ex post facto 2 adj 1: done, made, or formulated after the fact …   Law dictionary

  • Ex-post-facto — Das Forschungsdesign (auch Untersuchungsdesign, Untersuchungs oder Versuchsanordnung, Versuchsplan) ist die Grundlage jeder wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung. Es beschreibt, wie die empirische Fragestellung untersucht werden soll. Es beinhaltet die …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ex post facto — Das Forschungsdesign (auch Untersuchungsdesign, Untersuchungs oder Versuchsanordnung, Versuchsplan) ist die Grundlage jeder wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung. Es beschreibt, wie die empirische Fragestellung untersucht werden soll. Es beinhaltet die …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ex post facto — Ex post fac to, or ||Ex postfacto Ex post fac to ([e^]ks p[=o]st f[a^]k t[ o]). [L., from what is done afterwards.] (Law) From or by an after act, or thing done afterward; in consequence of a subsequent act; retrospective. {Ex post facto law}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ex Post Facto — may refer to:* Ex Post Facto ( Voyager episode), the eighth episode of Star Trek: Voyager * Ex post facto law, law that retroactively changes the legal consequences of acts committed prior to the enactment of the law …   Wikipedia

  • ex post facto — is a legal phrase meaning ‘with retrospective action or force’, as in increasing its guilt ex post facto / ex post facto laws. Strictly speaking, as Fowler (1926) noted, the spelling should be ex postfacto (meaning ‘on the basis of the later… …   Modern English usage

  • ex post facto — [eks΄ pōst fak′tō] adj. [L, from (the thing) done afterward] done or made afterward, esp. when having retroactive effect [an ex post facto law] …   English World dictionary

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