Antedate definition

ăntĭ-dāt
A date given to an event or a document that is earlier than the actual date.
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To be of an earlier date than; precede in time.
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To set an earlier date for.
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(archaic) To anticipate.
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To put a date on that is earlier than the actual date.

To antedate a check.

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To make happen earlier; accelerate.
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A date fixed for a historical event, writing, etc. that is earlier than the actual one.
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The definition of an antedate is a date for a historical event or writing that is earlier than the previously established date.

An example of an antedate is when a document was evaluated and found to have been written in 1250, not 1300 as originally thought.

An example of an antidate is put a date on a check which is ealier than the actual date the check was written.

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To antedate is defined as be older than something else.

An example of someone who you may antedate is your child.

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Antedate is defined as appointing a specific date to something.

An example of something a scientist may antedate is a fossil.

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To assign to a date earlier than that of the actual occurrence.
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To date as of a time before that of actual execution.

Antedate a contract; antedate a check.

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To occur before an event or time; to exist further back in time.
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To assign a date to a document or action earlier than the actual date; to backdate.
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Prior date; a date antecedent to another which is the actual date.
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To come or happen at an earlier date than; come before.
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Origin of antedate

  • From ante- + date

    From Wiktionary