Retroactive

Retroactive [ re-troh-AK-tiv ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 influencing, having an effect or applicable to something that happened over a period prior to its enactment
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The riots were blamed on the retroactive speech.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 They are taking help of both Indian and Canadian law firms to file suits against Canada's ministry of citizenship and immigration for "announcing retroactive rules affecting their chances.

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