ex post facto
ex post facto 1 /'eks-ˌpōst-'fak-tō/ adv [Late Latin, literally, from a thing done afterward]: after the fact: retroactively
cannot judge ex post facto
ex post facto 2 adj
1: done, made, or formulated after the fact: retroactive
2: of or relating to an ex post facto law
the chief concerns of the ex post facto ban — L. H. Tribe

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

ex post facto
adjective affecting a previous act, after, after the act is committed, after the fact, afterward, at a later period, at a later time, at a subsequent period, at a succeeding time, directly after, following in time, later, later in time, retroactive, thereafter associated concepts: ex post facto law

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


ex post facto
n.
(Latin) From the point of view of subsequent events; after the fact; retroactive.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


ex post facto
Latin for "after the fact." Refers to laws adopted after an act is committed, making it illegal retroactively. Or, it can refer to laws that increase the penalty for a crime after it is committed. Such laws are specifically prohibited by the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


ex post facto
n. Latin After the fact.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


ex post facto
After the act is done; after the fact.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

ex post facto
adj.
   Latin for "after the fact," which refers to laws adopted after an act is committed making it illegal although it was legal when done, or increasing the penalty for a crime after it is committed. Such laws are specifically prohibited by the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9. Therefore, if a state legislature or Congress enacts new rules of proof or longer sentences, those new rules or sentences do not apply to crimes committed before the new law was adopted.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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