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retroactively

[ re-troh-ak-tiv-lee ]
/ 藢r蓻 tro蕣藞忙k t瑟v li /
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in a way that includes or refers to events that happened before the relevant rule, decision, or other measure came into effect:One other state has just passed a Racial Justice Act, but it doesn鈥檛 allow any of the inmates now on death row to file claims retroactively.
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