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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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I have used these databases to push back the origins of the term executive privilege, to trace the expression human rights to 1787, and to antedate hundreds of other legal and nonlegal terms listed in the OED.
[49] Since it ostensibly antedates the doubling impulse generated by present-day corruption, the idyllic universe d'Urfe claims to forge would exclude the semantic fragmentation illustrated by the divergent kinds of amour parfaite he describes.
The findings "fit with the sense that a period of systemic inflammation antedates the clinical diagnosis of RA, and this systemic inflammatory burden increases cardiovascular risk," said Mary Chester Wasko, M.D., of the division of rheumatology and clinical immunology at the University of Pittsburgh, who was not affiliated with the study.
Furthermore, the findings "certainly fit with the sense that a period of systemic inflammation antedates the clinical diagnosis of RA, and this systemic inflammatory burden increases cardiovascular risk," said Mary Chester Wasko, M.D., of the division of rheumatology and clinical immunology at the University of Pittsburgh, who was not affiliated with the study.
"Low urinary PIGF antedates the clinical diagnosis of preeclampsia and may serve as a screening test to predict who will develop early-onset disease," Dr.
The convention of extralegality for a just cause antedates the advent of hard-boiled heroes.
This use of the adjective peckish antedates the previous first-known example, an entry in Francis Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, by just over seventy years.
Welfare antedates parliamentary democracy as it adapts from earlier aristocratic traditions of civil service stewardship.
It does, however, hearken back to a tradition that antedates Pythagorus and includes Christian Huygen's work on the harmony of the spheres.
In the case of Brenda Beck, for example, her contribution in this volume was only the prelude to much more extensive work to follow: her typescript translation of the Annanmar Katai (1975?) hardly antedates the conferences, but her edition and translation of the Elder Brother Story (Madras, 1992) and many of her articles came later.
Each of these three current sums of the Ps has different persistence conditions: the aggregate antedated both me and my body by millions of years and will outlast us; my body antedates me (it was once a fetus and I have never been a fetus: for I am essentially a person, and a human body, when it is a fetus, does not yet have the right causal capacities to be--or to constitute--a person) and may outlast me (it will if it becomes a corpse or a "vegetable").