ex post facto
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Who among Scalise's constituents could possibly care if he supported naming a post office for a black judge who died in 1988?
Her post-crown fame, though, only further begs the question: Why has there not been another Jewish Miss America since 1945?Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Women are more likely to recover sooner from birth and less likely to experience post-partum depression.
However, legal issues are only one of the things standing between an ex-prisoner and a job.
But almost to the man, the first thing every ex-con tells me is how hard it is to find work.
I waited three months more, in great impatience, then sent him back to the same post, to see if there might be a reply.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
The expatriated ex-rebels became alarmed by the non-receipt of the indemnity instalment and the news from their homes.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
If Mac had been alone he would have made the post by sundown, for the Mounted Police rode picked horses, the best money could buy.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The Café tender was asleep in his chair; the porter had gone off; the sentinel alone kept awake on his post.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Harry had no further adventures in reaching Fulton, and at once reported to Captain Duffield, who was in command of the post.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for ex post facto
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Cultural definitions for ex post facto (1 of 2)
An explanation or regulation concocted after the event, sometimes misleading or unjust: “Your ex post facto defense won't stand up in court.” (See ex post facto law.) From Latin, meaning “after the deed.”
Cultural definitions for ex post facto (2 of 2)
A descriptive term for an explanation or a law that is made up after an event and then applied to it: “The chairman's description of his plan sounds like an ex post facto attempt to justify an impulsive action.” Ex post facto is Latin for “from after the deed.”