relation back

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Noun1.relation back - (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time; "his attorney argued for the relation back of the amended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed"
judicial doctrine, judicial principle, legal principle - (law) a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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This year carries a particular significance as it marks the 70 years of establishment of diplomatic relation back in 1949.
The delegation also talked about the exerted efforts to rebuild confidence and unity and spread love and brotherhood in the Bahraini society, because of what the relation between the components of the society has gone through due to the tragic events witnessed in 2011, showing optimism of regaining such strong relation back to normal.
The question of relation back of the amendment turns on fair notice of the same general fact situation from which the claim arises.
(72) "Because the date of Mansheim's original pleading (answer) is after the statute of limitations expired, any relation back that might be allowed under S.D.C.L.
We hope you will welcome this wandering relation back by growing it in your garden.
Content includes information on: general considerations, determining applicable statute of limitations, accrual, particular causes of action, statutory tolling, equitable tolling, equitable estoppal and relation back doctrine.