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ex post facto
adjective, adverb: After the fact; retroactively.
From Latin ex postfacto (after the fact). Earliest documented use: 1632.
"One of the ex post facto justifications for the Iraq war: that the invasion was necessary on humanitarian grounds."
Fighting for Survival; The Economist (London, UK); Nov 18, 2004.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:We are far more concerned about the desecration of the flag than we are about the desecration of our land. -Wendell Berry, farmer and author (b. 1934)