retroactive :

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re troh ak tiv

  • a  descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on the effects of events or stimuli or process that occurred previously
  • s  affecting things past
    retroactive tax increase

  • It does, however, grant retroactive immunity, and I will work in the Senate to remove this provision so that we can seek full accountability for past offenses.
  • That's why Bush was willing in Orlando Tuesday to signal a GOP retreat on a retroactive (to 1986) repeal of the corporate alternative minimum tax.
  • Though the killing is accidental, it becomes a kind of retroactive act of will.
News & Articles

  • 39,000 "Thank You's" for Snowden -- and Counting
    AT&T leaker video: Give Snowden Retroactive Immunity
    June 13, 2013 - Kansas City InfoZine
  • Padres call up ex-TinCap
    The San Diego Padres recalled outfielder Jaff Decker, who played for the TinCaps' 2009 Midwest League championship team, from Triple-A Tucson and placed center fielder Cameron Maybin on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Monday, with a tear in the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
    June 13, 2013 - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
  • Oakland teachers to vote on pay increase Friday
    Teachers on Friday will vote on a one-year retroactive contract that ends July 1. It gives them a one-time payment of 2.35 percent of their salaries and a 1.5 percent raise.
    June 12, 2013 - Contra Costa Times

  • Jane Harman in FOXNews
    Congress is not fully informed, and it would be reckless to grant retroactive immunity without knowing the scope of programs out there,Harman said.
  • Jon Wilcox in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    Justice Jon Wilcox said the case "raises questions about retroactive rulemaking by a government agency, the right of free speech and the right to due process."
  • Major Michael Mori in New Zealand Herald (subscription)
    It may be reasonable to classify some information containing allegations about specific individuals in the Iraqi government, but the wholesale and even retroactive classification of all information is wrong and a misuse of the official... Henry Waxman Forbes Oct 12, 2007 83483 110976 retroactively It's disgusting that he has spent five years in Guantanamo for made-up charges," said Mori. "Now they are doing it again. They are repeating history by creating a new crime after the fact and trying to apply it to David retroactively."

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