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ex post fac·to

 (ĕks′ pōst făk′tō)
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)
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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The cabinet also accorded Ex-post facto approval of signing of the agreement on Defence Cooperation between the Government of the Federal Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Government of Pakistan.
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The Union Cabinet presided by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, gave its ex-post facto approval for circulation of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Agreement on cooperation in the field of sports signed with Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
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The Cabinet gave ex-post facto approval to start negotiation and signing of agreement between Pakistan and Turkey for media cooperation between Turkish Radio & Television and PTV.