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RETROACTIVE

taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future

The meaning of the word retroactive is taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future.

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