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ex post fac·to

 (ĕks′ pōst făk′tō)
adj.
Formulated, enacted, or operating retroactively: "When we apply today's morality to yesterday's mores, we indulge in ex post facto judgment" (William Safire).

[Latin ex postfactō : ex, from + postfactō, ablative of postfactum, that which is done afterward.]

ex post facto

(ɛks pəʊst ˈfæktəʊ)
adj
having retrospective effect: an ex post facto law.
[C17: from Latin ex from + post afterwards + factus done, from facere to do]

ex post fac•to

(ˈɛks ˌpoʊst ˈfæk toʊ)
adv., adj.
1. after the fact; subsequently; retroactively.
2. having retroactive force: an ex post facto law.
[1625–35; < Latin: from a thing done afterward]

ex post facto

A Latin phrase meaning after the deed, used to describe something that is retrospective in effect.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ex post facto - affecting things past; "retroactive tax increase"; "an ex-post-facto law"; "retro pay"
retrospective - concerned with or related to the past; "retrospective self-justification"
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Summary: New Delhi [India] March 15 (ANI): The Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Iran for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.
The CM Sindh in follow up of STEVTA Board Meeting gave Ex-post facto approval of ratification of amendment in STEVTA Recruitment Policy.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to an Agreement on Film Co-production between India and Israel signed during the visit of Prime Minister of Israel Mr.
Observing that the directives issued to PEMRA to off-air and later on-air transmission of Private TV Channels on 25 Nov 2017 and 26 Nov 2017, respectively, as policy directives of the Federal government, the meeting accorded ex-post facto approval to the two directives.
Observing that the directives issued to PEMRA to off-air and later on-air transmission of Private TV Channels on Nov 25, 2017 and Nov 26, 2017, respectively, as policy directives of the Federal government, the meeting accorded ex-post facto approval to the two directives.
Observing that the instructions issued to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to take off-air and later restore transmission of private TV channels on Nov 25 and 26, 2017, respectively, during the Faizabad sit-in were policy directives of the federal government, the meeting accorded ex-post facto approval to the two directives.
Meanwhile, the Abbasi-led cabinet also accorded ex-post facto approval to Admiral (retd) Muhammad Zakaullah for accepting the 'King Abdul Aziz Medal of Excellence' and 'Honorary Award of Malaysian Armed Forces Order of Valour-gallant Commander of Malaysian Armed Forces, First Degree'.
It was the second time during the last nine months that the federal cabinet gave ex-post facto approvals of foreign commercial borrowings.
The syndicate body awarded ex-post facto approval to the hiring of private security guards and purchase of tractor trolley for the university.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given Ex-post facto approval to the modifications carried out in the replacement Bill, which replaced the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill 2017, and which has been passed by the Parliament as the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Act, 2018.
The meeting gave ex-post facto approval to start negotiations and approval for signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and the respective departments of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan.
Federal Cabinet had accorded its ex-post facto approval of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of May 31, 2012 signed by NTDC, (Pakistan) and TAVANIR, (Iran) for import of 1000 MW from TAVANIR, Iran.