Definition of Retrospectively

1. Adverb. In a manner contemplative of past events. "Retrospectively, he seems like a great artist"

Partainyms: Retrospective



Definition of Retrospectively

1. adv. By way of retrospect.

Definition of Retrospectively

1. Adverb. In a retrospective manner. ¹

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Definition of Retrospectively

1. [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Retrospectively

retrosnub
retrospect
retrospected
retrospectical
retrospecting
retrospection
retrospections
retrospective
retrospective determinism
retrospective falsification
retrospective memory
retrospective studies
retrospective study
retrospectively
retrospectives
retrospects
retrospondylolisthesis
retrosternal
retrosternal hernia
retrosternal space
retrosteroid
retrostyled
retrosynthetically
retrotarsal
retrotarsal fold
retrotort
retrotranscript
retrotranscription

Literary usage of Retrospectively

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Criminal Law by Francis Wharton, William Draper Lewis (1896)
"mediately withdrawn.1 The law as to venue may be, therefore, retrospectively changed,2 und so as to the mode of challenging jurors,* provided no substantial ..."

2. Poems by Edward Sandford Martin (1914)
""Assured success" has gone through bankruptcy. Merit in partnership with Industry Have somehow failed to justify presumption, Retrospectively ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Subject to certain exceptions, the general rule is that the Legislature may validate retrospectively any proceeding which It might have authorized In ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Husband and Wife by James Schouler (1882)
"The legislative will is not presumed to be so exerted as to operate retrospectively. " A retrospective statute, affecting and changing vested rights," ..."

5. The Squatter and the Don: A Novel Descriptive of Contemporary Occurrences in by María Amparo Ruiz de Burton (1885)
"SPANISH LAND GRANTS VIEWED Retrospectively. San Francisco seemed deserted, dusty and desolate to Clarence after his return from the Yosemite and the society ..."

6. Commentaries on the Law of Municipal Corporations by John Forrest Dillon (1911)
"The repeal cannot, where there is no reserved right to repeal, operate retrospectively to impair private rights vested under it.1 Therefore, the legislature ..."

7. International Law; Or, Rules Regulating the Intercourse of States in Peace by Henry Wager Halleck (1861)
"A license does not act retrospectively, and cannot take away any interest which is vested by law in the captors. Thus, a vessel was captured on the 24th ..."

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