retroactively

[ re-troh-ak-tiv-lee ]
/ ˌrɛ troʊˈæk tɪv li /

adverb

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’t allow any of the inmates now on death row to file claims retroactively.

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OTHER WORDS FROM retroactively

non·ret·ro·ac·tive·ly, adverbun·ret·ro·ac·tive·ly, adverb
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