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Antedate

An´te`date`   Pronunciation: ăn`tė`dāt`
n.1.Prior date; a date antecedent to another which is the actual date.
2.Anticipation.
v. t.1.To date before the true time; to assign to an earlier date; ; thus, to antedate a deed or a bond is to give it a date anterior to the true time of its execution.
[imp. & p. p. Antedated; p. pr. & vb. n. Antedating.]
2.To precede in time.
3.To anticipate; to make before the true time.
And antedate the bliss above.
- Pope.
Who rather rose the day to antedate.
- Wordsworth.
Verb1.antedate - be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools"
2.antedate - establish something as being earlier relative to something else
Synonyms: foredate, predate

ANTEDATE. To, put a date to an instrument of a time before the time it was written. Vide Date.

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