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Relate Back

relate back vi

re·lat·ed back
re·lat·ing back
: to apply or take effect retroactively esp. based on relation back [the amendment relates back to the date of the original pleading "Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 15(c)"]


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.