Definition of Relation back
1. Noun. (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time. "His attorney argued for the relation back of the amended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed"
Generic synonyms: Judicial Doctrine, Judicial Principle, Legal Principle
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
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Literary usage of Relation back
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1. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1917)
"It has, however, been declared that an amendment to a complaint, in order to come within the doctrine of relation back to the commencement of the suit, ..."
2. A Treatise on the Law of Judgments: Including the Doctrine of Res Judicata by Henry Campbell Black (1891)
"relation back of Order. 187. Effect upon Third Persona. § 126. Origin and Nature of the Power. The phrase nunc pro tune, "now for then," is used to indicate ..."
3. Water Rights in the Western States: The Law of Prior Appropriation of Water by Samuel Charles Wiel (1911)
"Qualification by relation back to a natural stream, 63. "First principles" deduced. iS 64-65. (Blank numbers.) (3d ed.) § 51. The Natural Usufruct Alone of ..."