ex post facto law

Definition of "ex post facto law"
  1. A law that changes the legal consequences of actions that were committed before the enactment of the law
How to use "ex post facto law" in a sentence
  1. The introduction of the ex post facto law in the case caused a shift in the outcome.
  2. Due to the ex post facto law, the prior activities were now subject to a different legal interpretation.
  3. The defendant argued that the punishment was unjust as it was based on an ex post facto law.

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