Effective as of an earlier date than the date enacted.

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I didn't know the contract was retroactive, and meant that it actually started earlier than I had anticipated it would.

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The prices that are available today to consumers may in fact be retroactive to what the current based prices is, as initiated by supply and demand.

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Penny was happy to hear that her new raise was retroactive to the first of the year, so she received a check for the difference in her salaries over the last three months.

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