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English noun: relation back

1. relation back (cognition) (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time


SamplesHis attorney argued for the relation back of the amended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed.


Synonymsrelation


Broader (hypernym)judicial doctrine, judicial principle, legal principle


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law









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