after the fact

idi law done, made, or formulated after something has occurred

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Accessary after the fact — Fact Fact (f[a^]kt), n. [L. factum, fr. facere to make or do. Cf. {Feat}, {Affair}, {Benefit}, {Defect}, {Fashion}, and { fy}.] 1. A doing, making, or preparing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A project for the fact and vending Of a new kind of fucus,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Accessary after the fact — Accessary Ac*ces sa*ry (277), n.; pl. {Accessaries}. [Cf. {Accessory} and LL. accessarius.] (Law) One who, not being present, contributes as an assistant or instigator to the commission of an offense. [1913 Webster] {Accessary before the fact}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accessory after the fact — noun see accessory I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • After the Gold Rush — Infobox Album | Name = After the Gold Rush Type = studio Artist = Neil Young Released = September 19 1970 Recorded = August 1969 June 1970 Genre = Rock Length = 35:10 Label = Reprise Producer = Neil Young, David Briggs with Kendall Pacios Reviews …   Wikipedia

  • After the Funeral — infobox Book | name = After the Funeral title orig = translator = image caption = Dust jacket illustration of the US (true first) edition. See Publication history (below) for UK first edition jacket image. author = Agatha Christie illustrator =… …   Wikipedia

  • Accessary before the fact — Fact Fact (f[a^]kt), n. [L. factum, fr. facere to make or do. Cf. {Feat}, {Affair}, {Benefit}, {Defect}, {Fashion}, and { fy}.] 1. A doing, making, or preparing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A project for the fact and vending Of a new kind of fucus,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Accessary before the fact — Accessary Ac*ces sa*ry (277), n.; pl. {Accessaries}. [Cf. {Accessory} and LL. accessarius.] (Law) One who, not being present, contributes as an assistant or instigator to the commission of an offense. [1913 Webster] {Accessary before the fact}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rescue and recovery effort after the September 11 attacks — The area surrounding the World Trade Center became the site of the greatest number of casualties and missing, due to a single incident, in the history of the United States. This region became known in the ensuing days as ground zero .Building… …   Wikipedia

  • The Hunting of the Snark — (An Agony in 8 Fits) is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) in 1874, when he was 42 years old. [ [http://www.literature.org/authors/carroll lewis/the hunting of the snark/ Poem as presented by Literature.org]… …   Wikipedia

  • The Canterbury Tales — is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). The tales, some of which are originals and others not, are contained inside a frame tale and told by a collection of pilgrims on …   Wikipedia

  • The Mayor of Casterbridge —   Henchard on the way to the fair with Susan and Elizabeth Jane …   Wikipedia

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