Definition of Retroacts

1. Verb. (third-person singular of retroact) ¹



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Definition of Retroacts

1. retroact [v] - See also: retroact

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retroacts

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retro future
retro running
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retroactions
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retroactive inhibition
retroactive law
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retroactivities
retroactivity
retroacts (current term)
retroaddition
retroadditions
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retroauricular lymph nodes
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retrobulbar anaesthesia
retrobulbar haemorrhage
retrobulbar neuritis
retrocaecal
retrocaecal abscess

Literary usage of Retroacts

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1. A Treatise on Proceedings in Rem by Rufus Waples (1882)
"Condemnation always retroacts to the time when the property first became responsible, unless otherwise ordered by statute. It relates to the time of the ..."

2. Records of the Cape Colony from February 1793 [to: Copied for the Cape by Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), Great Britain Public Record Office (1901)
"... conceived it my duty to request of the Commission that the case should be postponed till that I should have an opportunity of examining the retroacts of ..."

3. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Ebenezer Charlton Black (1906)
"The force of the superlative in ' cursed'st' retroacts on ' blest'; so that the sense is ' most blest or most cursed.' So in Measure for Measure, IV, vi, ..."

4. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Ebenezer Charlton Black (1906)
"The force of the superlative in ' cursed'st' retroacts on ' blest'; so that the sense is ' most blest or most cursed.' So in Measure for Measure, IV, vi, ..."

5. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1906)
"The force of the superlative in ' cursed'st' retroacts on ' blest'; so that the sense is ' most blest or most cursed.' So in Measure for Measure, IV, vi, ..."

6. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1896)
"And let us remember that any poison to public morality deadens the popular conscience, and retroacts upon that of the individuals composing the community. ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"580 et seq., it Is said: "By the law of relation, an attachment Judgment retroacts to the time the property was first attached; to the time it was first ..."

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