Definition of Retroact

1. v. i. To act backward, or in return; to act in opposition; to be retrospective.



Definition of Retroact

1. Verb. To act backward, or in return; to act in opposition; to be retrospective. ¹

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Definition of Retroact

1. to act in return [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retroact

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retroact (current term)
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Literary usage of Retroact

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1. Notes of Constitutional Decisions: Being a Digest of the Judicial by Orlando Bump, United States (1878)
"The statute, to meet the well settled definition, must not only retroact, but must retroact by way of criminal punishment upon that which was not a crime ..."

2. A Treatise on the American Law Relating to Mines and Mineral Lands Within by Curtis Holbrook Lindley (1914)
"... naturalization (during a trial involving the alien's right to a patent in'a suit upon an adverse claim) could not retroact in favor of such alien. ..."

3. A Treatise on the American Law Relating to Mines and Mineral Lands Within by Curtis Holbrook Lindley (1914)
"... naturalization (during a trial involving the alien's right to a patent in a suit upon an adverse claim) could not retroact in favor of such alien. ..."

4. A Treatise on the American Law Relating to Mines and Mineral Lands Within by Curtis Holbrook Lindley (1903)
"... naturalization (during a trial involving the alien's right to a patent in a suit upon an adverse claim) could not retroact in favor of such alien. ..."

5. Handbook on the Construction and Interpretation of the Laws by Henry Campbell Black (1911)
"quent decision, overruling prior decisions and reversing the construction established thereby, will not be allowed to retroact, so as to destroy those ..."

6. The New-York Legal Observer by Samuel Owen (1845)
"If such a law be made to retroact, it neither takes away vested rights, ... But if a law enacted after the credit was given be made to retroact so as to ..."

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