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English translation: after the fact

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13:36 Oct 8, 2004
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Latin term or phrase: expo facto
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Barbara Piela
Local time: 10:33
English translation:after the fact
Explanation:
Its an abbreviation for 'ex post facto'.
e.g.you cannot be convicted for a crime, that wasn't classified as crime at the time you committed it.
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Hans G. Liepert
Switzerland
Local time: 10:33
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Many thanks to both of you!
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4 +4after the fact
Hans G. Liepert
3 +1from a thing done afterward
George Vardanyan


  

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after the fact


Explanation:
Its an abbreviation for 'ex post facto'.
e.g.you cannot be convicted for a crime, that wasn't classified as crime at the time you committed it.

Hans G. Liepert
Switzerland
Local time: 10:33
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
Grading comment
Many thanks to both of you!

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agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
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from a thing done afterward


Explanation:
Ex post facto
Latin for "from a thing done afterward." Ex post facto is most typically used to refer to a law that applies retroactively, thereby criminalizing conduct that was legal when originally performed. Two clauses in the US Constitution prohibit ex post facto laws: Art 1, § 9 and Art. 1 § 10. see, e.g. Collins v. Youngblood 497 US 37 (1990) and California Dep't of Corrections v. Morales 514 US 499 (1995).
http://www.law.cornell.edu/lexicon/ex_post_facto.htm

George Vardanyan
Local time: 10:33
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian

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agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
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