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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], Aug 29 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval for the establishment of International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) which will be launched at a UN summit in September, the government said on Wednesday.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bolivia on Cooperation in the field of Geology and Mineral Resources.
The government was solicited for ex-post facto regularisation of supplementary grants for financial year 2018-19.
The cabinet granted ex-post facto approval of a memAorandum of understanding on industrial cooperation between the NatAional Development and RefAorm Commission of China and the Federal Board of Investment of Pakistan.
The Cabinet granted ex-post facto approval of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on industrial cooperation between National Development and Reform Commission of China and the Federal Board of Investment of Pakistan.
The cabinet granted ex-post facto approval of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on industrial cooperation between National Development and Reform Commission of China and Federal Board of Investment of Pakistan.The cabinet ratified the decision taken by the Cabinet Committee on State Owned Enterprises (CCoSOEs) in its meeting held on January 2 and granted an ex-post-facto approval for appointments of administrator and deputy administrators made in Abandoned Properties Organization.
In March 2009, the PEPCO requested the Ministry of Water and Power and Ministry of Finance to issue ex-post facto approval and for issuance of Government of Pakistan Guarantee as per format given in the agreement.
The CM Sindh in follow up of STEVTA Board Meeting gave Ex-post facto approval of ratification of amendment in STEVTA Recruitment Policy.
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 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.
It was the second time during the last nine months that the federal cabinet gave ex-post facto approvals of foreign commercial borrowings.
Oh yes, when issues touch Labour politicians and others personally they act "ex-post facto".