From or by an after act, or thing done afterward; in consequence of a subsequent act; retrospective.
An ex post facto law makes acts criminal that were not criminal at the time they were committed.
(ehx pawst FAHK-toh) Latin: retroactive; a law that is passed "ex post facto" is designed to punish actions that were not illegal at the time of passage. Such laws are banned in the U.S. under Article I of the Constitution.
By a subsequent act Something that occurs after the event but having a retrospective effect
affecting things past; "retroactive tax increase"; "an ex-post-facto law"; "retro pay"
(ex post fak'to) - After the fact; an act or fact, occurring after some previous act or fact, and relating thereto.
After the fact. The Constitution prohibits the enactment of ex post facto laws. These are laws that permit conviction and punishment for a lawful act performed before the law was changed and the act made illegal.
the retroactive application of a law.
acts or facts occurring after some previous act or fact
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.
A Latin term meaning "after the fact." It refers to an act or fact occurring after some previous related act.
(ex post FAC toh) After the fact. E.g., ex post facto laws permit conviction and punishment for a lawful act performed before law was changed and act was made illegal. The U.S. Constitution prohibits these.
Latin: "after the fact". Any law which attempts to extend backwards in time and punish acts committed before the date of the law's approval. These laws are constitutionally prohibited in most modern democracies. For example, the USA Constitution prohibits "any ex post facto law".
"after the fact." An ex post facto law is one which makes a particular act illegal, and punishes people who committed that crime before the law was passed, i.e., when the act was legal. "Ex post facto" means "from a thing done afterward" in Latin.
(eks post fak'to) After the fact; an act or fact occurring after some previous act or fact. The Constitution of the United States prohibits ex post facto laws. This means that a person cannot be prosecuted for acts that were not crimes at the time the acts occurred.
After the fact, ordinarily used in reference to constitutional prohibition on ex post facto laws. For example, a person cannot be punished for conduct committed before a criminal law was enacted.
After the fact. The Constitution prohibits the enactment of ex post facto laws-laws that make punishable as a crime an act done before the passing of the law.
Latin for an act occurring after the fact.
Meaning "after the fact." The Constitution prohibits enactment of ex post facto criminal laws—laws that retroactively punish someone for a act that was legal when it was committed.
Ex Post Facto is the eighth episode of Star Trek: Voyager. The episode's title is Latin for "from a thing done afterward", and refers to the concept of retrospective law.