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retrospective in Law topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishretrospectiveret‧ro‧spec‧tive1 /ˌretrəˈspektɪv◂/ adjective [usually before noun]  1 PASTrelated to or thinking about the past a retrospective study of 110 patients2 SCLPG British English a law or decision that is retrospective is effective from a particular date in the past syn retroactive retrospective legislation Teachers settled for a 4.2% pay rise with retrospective effect from 1 April.retrospectively adverb The new rule will be applied retrospectively.
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retrospectiveEvery artist should be allowed to design the retrospective box set that will define a lifetime, as has Santana.But it was thirty-one years later and recent scholarship has questioned whether the anecdote might not have been a retrospective invention.a retrospective look at the 1974 electionIt adds some retrospective poignancy to our story, I think, and possibly some connection to Emerson's universe.But now we see that even the absence of law is no guarantee against the possibility of retrospective regulation.Perpetrators are almost exclusively male, though a few women are reported, particularly in retrospective studies.with retrospective effectThe Association of University Teachers settled for 4.2% this autumn, with retrospective effect from 1 April 1992.Companies come into existence by registration with retrospective effect to the date of the contract.