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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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1) Michael Heaney and John Forrest, 'An Antedating for the "Morris Dance"', Notes & Queries, 247.
The "Laws" of CD represented virtually the first written legal code from Jewish antiquity, antedating the redaction of the rabbinic material by several centuries, and also furnished us with the outlines of a non-rabbinic halakhic system, one with points of contact with the halakhah of such works as Jubilees.
Levine concluded (1987: 20-23) that proseuche usually (though not always) denotes a Diaspora institution antedating 70 C.
5) Israel apparently employed an antedating system for recording the length of their kings' reigns through the ninth century, but then shifted to a postdating system at the beginning of the eighth century.
Under the Production Sharing Contract, after base production representing a projection of what the Ninotsminda field would have produced through 2001 under conditions antedating the Production Sharing Contract is attributed to Georgian Oil, Ninotsminda Oil Company receives up to 50 percent of production revenue to recover operating and capital costs plus 30 percent of the balance as its participating share.
Oxford's "great places" include the Clara Barton Birthplace Museum, certainly a national treasure; the Huguenot Fort on Mayo's Hill, antedating the U.
This comprehensive overview allows each of the chapters that follow to draw from the records of all eight estates to illustrate the practicalities of gardening in and around London, making a case for the existence of "a community of garden workers antedating by a century the charter of the Company of Gardeners in 1605" (18).
It appears to make Egypt's history into the earliest of all, antedating Mesopotamia's.