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LAW, PROSPECTIVE. One which provides for, and regulates the future acts of men, and does not interfere in any way with what has past.

PROSPECTIVE. That which is applicable to the future; it is used in opposition to retrospective. To be just, a law ought always to be prospective. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 116.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"We're hoping that the implementing rules which are being discussed right now for CSP (competitive selection process) for Swiss challenge, when adopted by the ERC and DOE, will be used prospectively," he stressed.
Agosto, "A rare case of chronic appendicitis superimposed on an incarcerated de Garengeot hernia prospectively identified on computed tomography," Case Reports in Surgery, vol.
Of the 256 pregnancies prospectively followed in the UCB certolizumab registry, 80.9% resulted in live births, and 10.2% ended in spontaneous abortion or miscarriage.
Extraordinary Prospectively Yes items or retrospectively Inventory Prospectively Yes Debt issuance Retrospectively Yes costs Employer Prospectively Yes retirement obligations Business Prospectively Yes combinations Cloud Prospectively Yes computing or arrangements retrospectively Income taxes Prospectively Yes or retrospectively Equity method Prospectively Yes accounting Share-based Varied (see Yes payments discussion)
The industry has been demanding that GAAR provisions should apply prospectively. Through this amendment to the I-T Rules, the tax department aims to smoothen the procedure for GAAR implementation by removing any inconsistency.
Data source: Prospectively acquired data on 343 maternal-child pairs enrolled in the Framingham Heart Study.
On the aspect of charging fees for spectrum above 6.2 MHz, Vahanvati wrote: " I note that the decision is to charge for excess spectrum prospectively from the date of government approval.
"What if" analyses can be used to teach students what statistical significance tests really do and in applied research either prospectively to estimate what sample size might be needed in a study, or retrospectively in interpreting research results.
While prospectively detecting and treating vulnerable plaque remains a challenge, some medications, current and emerging, can help stabilize plaque for secondary prevention, according to a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) position paper" by the ESC Working Group of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology published online in Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
We'll be prospectively monitoring mobile phone use and prospectively looking at any health developments."
The petroleum ministry had also asked the Home Ministry to view new visa rules prospectively.vbCrLF
MACS investigators prospectively study the natural and treated history of HIV infection in thousands of homosexual and bisexual men at sites in Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles.

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