(?), a. [Cf. F. rtrospectif.] 1. Looking backward; contemplating things past; -- opposed to prospective; as, a retrospective view.
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The sage, with retrospective eye.
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2. Having reference to what is past; affecting things past; retroactive; as, a retrospective law.
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Inflicting death by a retrospective enactment.
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