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Antedate

The practice of placing a date that has already passed on a contract or a check. On its own, this does not invalidate or negatively impact the contract or check, but it may affect how long it remains valid. For example, one may sign a 12-month contract on February 1 but antedate it to January 1. Because the contract then states that it expires 12 months from January 1, it has effectively become an 11-month contract. See also: Post-Date.
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The B version must antedate 1553, the latest possible date for National Library of Wales, MS Llanstephan 117, the earliest copy in which it is preserved entire, and at least one stanza of it goes back as far as 1527, when it was copied in South Glamorgan Library (Cardiff), MS 3.
antedates the term "biblical theology" and can be traced back to certain intrabiblical interpretations.
213-49) that the essence of some Trojan scenes--real themes in the Iliad rather than purely formal touches like meter--in fact goes back, in one form or other, to material that long antedates any putative Trojan War (see, e.
He argues that humanism's reformative impact on the nature of the book, the demand for quality in the text and high readability, antedates printing, having developed from the time of Petrarch and that, despite the importance that has been attached to the emergence of the silent reader, humanism remained traditional in privileging spoken over written language.
Both citation (defined here as the invocation of Shakespeare's iconic status) and the radical revision of Shakespeare's work have a long history that antedates "mass media" by several centuries.
Just as the tradition of arguing and complaining has been part of Jewish culture for millennia, so is the unwillingness to use words referring to physical desire--although the Song of Songs, which antedates the Talmud, is a possible exception to this rule.
I can't know (after all, this period antedates my birth or, at best, coincides with my earliest childhood).
Sula and Morrison seek to describe an absence that antedates presence - a loneliness existing without relation to another.
His theory of "modal rhythm" antedates the 1920s but reached a peak of popularity in the later decade.
38) much antedates and also adumbrates Ezra Pound's dictum on the nature of the poetic image.
This book antedates the invention of printing in 1436, and there is only one copy in the world, as far as I know.
hardly antedates the conferences, but her edition and translation of the Elder Brother Story (Madras, 1992) and many of her articles came later.