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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time;
- Example: "his attorney argued for the relation back of the amended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed"
[syn: relation back, relation]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

relation back n 1: (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time; "his attorney argued for the relation back of the amended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed" [syn: relation back, relation]