a posteriori (ay pos-teer-ee-or-Ior ah pos-teer-ee-or-ee), adv.[Latin “from what comes after”]

Inductively; from the particular to the general, or from known effects to their inferred causes <as a

legal analyst, she reasoned a posteriori — from countless individual cases to generalized rules that

she finally applied>. Cf. A PRIORI. — a posteriori,adj. [Blacks Law 8th]