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See definition of retroactive on Dictionary.com
  • as inex post facto
  • as inretrospective

synonyms for retroactive

  • attendant
  • done afterward
  • post factum
  • posterior
  • postmortem
  • retrospective
  • sequent
  • subsequent
  • succeeding
  • remembering
  • backward
  • reviewing
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How to use retroactive in a sentence

The House has passed two bills allowing the workers a presumption that their illness from the coronavirus was work-related if they dealt directly with infected people, and made the benefit retroactive to the beginning of the pandemic last March.
VIRGINIA HOUSE AND SENATE NEGOTIATORS AGREE ON BUDGET FEATURING RAISES FOR TEACHERS, STATE EMPLOYEESGREGORY S. SCHNEIDERFEBRUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Such changes rarely happen quickly, but changes to tax law have sometimes been retroactive to the beginning of the year in which they’re enacted.
WAS BOB DYLAN’S SALE OF HIS MASSIVE MUSIC CATALOG A TAX MANEUVER?GEOFFREY COLVINDECEMBER 8, 2020FORTUNE
One significant outstanding question facing lawmakers is whether the unemployment benefits will be made retroactive to cover prior months when jobless benefits were not being paid.
WHAT’S IN THE $908 BILLION ECONOMIC RELIEF PROPOSALJEFF STEINDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
When questioning Bélanger, he wondered how the requirement for a unanimous conviction must be retroactive, when the court’s decision about the need for a jury trial in some cases was not.
SUPREME COURT WEIGHS WHETHER ITS RULING REQUIRING UNANIMOUS JURIES SHOULD BE APPLIED RETROACTIVELYROBERT BARNESDECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
His problem with Maloney’s proposal is that it’s not retroactive, that it doesn’t force insurers to pay out for this pandemic.
MANY BUSINESSES THOUGHT THEY WERE INSURED FOR A PANDEMIC. THEY WEREN’T. (EP. 437)STEPHEN J. DUBNEROCTOBER 29, 2020FREAKONOMICS
An inscription on a tomb, showing that virtues acquired by death have a retroactive effect.
THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARYAMBROSE BIERCE
Therefore, said they, there was no question for them to consider, their powers not being retroactive.
THE BOSS OF WIND RIVERDAVID GOODGER (GOODGER@PYTHON.ORG)
The matter is so generally recognised that it has a sort of retroactive effect upon the historical ideas of the masses.
THE CULT OF INCOMPETENCEEMILE FAGUET
The claim that humanity is born saddled with this retroactive obligation requires more convincing proof than has yet been offered.
CONCERNING CHILDRENCHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN
More than once laws were passed with retroactive effect—truly one of the grossest abuses possible for a civilized Government.
THE TRANSVAAL FROM WITHINJ. P. FITZPATRICK
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WORDS RELATED TO RETROACTIVE

  • attendant
  • done afterward
  • post factum
  • posterior
  • postmortem
  • retroactive
  • retrospective
  • sequent
  • subsequent
  • succeeding
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.