• Definition for "ex post facto"
    • Formulated, enacted, or operating retroactively. Utilized specially of…
    • View More
  • Synonym for "ex post facto"
  • Cross Reference for "ex post facto"
  • Equivalent for "ex post facto"

ex post facto definition

  • adjective:
    • Formulated, enacted, or operating retroactively. Utilized specially of a law.
    • Retroactive
    • Formulated or enacted after some occasion, after which retroactively applied to it.
    • affecting things past
    • Formulated, enacted, or operating retroactively. Used specially of a law.
    • Retroactive
    • Formulated or enacted after some occasion, and retroactively applied to it.
    • impacting things past
  • others:
    • From or by an after work, or thing done afterward; in consequence of a subsequent work; retrospective.
    • From a subsequent state of realities; from a later standpoint; with reference to an old state of realities; retrospectively: because, the deal ended up being made void by matter ex post facto; a lease created by a life tenant to operate beyond his own life is verified ex post facto because of the rever-sioner.
    • From or by an after act, or thing done afterwards; in result of a subsequent act; retrospective.
    • From a subsequent condition of realities; from a later perspective; with reference to an old state of facts; retrospectively: as, the transaction had been made void by-matter ex post facto; a lease created by a life tenant to perform beyond their own life could be confirmed ex post facto because of the rever-sioner.
162 votes

How would you define ex post facto?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!