Definition of Retroactivity

1. Noun. The state or characteristic of being retroactive. ¹



2. Noun. (legal) The application of a law to events that took place before it was made. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retroactivity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retroactivity

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retroactivity (current term)
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Literary usage of Retroactivity

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1. Modern French Legal Philosophy by Alfred Fouillée (1916)
"The Principle of Non-retroactivity. 1: WITH REFERENCE TO STATUTES. ... Thus has arisen the theory of the non-retroactivity of laws and of administrative ..."

2. The Diplomatic Protection of Citizens Abroad: Or, The Law of International by Edwin Montefiore Borchard (1915)
"... those naturalized citizens abroad who declare an intention to resume their residence in the United States.1 § 234. Non-retroactivity of Naturalization. ..."

3. The Diplomatic Protection of Citizens Abroad: Or, The Law of International by Edwin Montefiore Borchard (1915)
"Non-retroactivity of Naturalization. It is a fairly established principle that naturalization has no retroactive effect. Most of the naturalization treaties ..."

4. Comparative Legal Philosophy Applied to Legal Institutions by Luigi Miraglia (1912)
"THE DIVERSE THEORIES OF retroactivity. § 152. The Difference Between Rational and Positive Law. It has been shown that law is composed of the true and the ..."

5. Private International Law and the Retrospective Operation of Statutes: A by Friedrich Karl von Savigny, Bartolo, Charles Du Moulin (1880)
"An extension of the effects of a new law, that is, an exceptional retroactivity, will generally mean that the lawgiver, persuaded of the importance of a new ..."

6. The Modern Legal Philosophy Series by Association of American Law Schools (1916)
"The Principle of Non-retroactivity. 1: WITH REFERENCE TO STATUTES. ... Thus has arisen the theory of the non-retroactivity of laws and of administrative ..."

7. Private International Law. A Treatise on the Conflict of Laws: And the by Friedrich Karl von Savigny (1869)
"An extension of the effects of a new law, that is, an exceptional retroactivity, will generally mean that the lawgiver, persuaded of the importance of a new ..."

8. Private International Law and the Retrospective Operation of Statutes: A by Friedrich Karl von Savigny, Bartolo, Charles Du Moulin (1880)
"An extension of the effects of a new law, that is, an exceptional retroactivity, will generally mean that the lawgiver, persuaded of the importance of a new ..."

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