Omnis ratihabitio retro trahitur et mandato aequiparatur

Omnis ratihabitio retro trahitur et mandato aequiparatur. Every consent given to what has already been done, has a retrospective effect and equals a command. Co. Litt. 207.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.