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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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In his scrupulously researched new book, Mark Evan Swartz, an archivist with the Shubert Archive, recalls the plays and movies that antedated "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"--works partly responsible for the fact that the Oz tale, in his words, "has permeated popular culture like few other 20th-century artifacts."
Many are unconvincingly antedated remakes in the various styles (Impressionism, "primitivism," Cubism, Futurism, etc.) the artist passed en route to his 1915 break-though; others are hybrids, blending the language of Renaissance portraiture with a kind of Art Deco version of Suprematism.
Wojtyla's opposition antedated any meeting with Reagan or William Casey, the "fervent Catholic" who, according to Bernstein, showed the pope "dozens of satellite photos" - with no obvious significance.
In fact, much of the evidence she arrays to prove the Cronica antedated Filocolo more plausibly suggests that the two were close textual relatives belonging to the same later generation or to the third (Spanish-Italian) strain that Gaston Paris hypothesized.
By contrast, Britain's first minimum wage was gender-neutral and antedated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by almost 30 years.
Although Nichols's Kansas City project antedated extensive government land-use controls, the rise of those controls created an important and costly barrier to land development.
Occasionally connections are jumped at too readily; William Herbert's advancement antedated his sister-in-law's becoming queen in 1543.
The authors generally concede that Asia was the cradle of many of the illnesses that reached humankind through domesticated animals and that Africa was the cradle of disease that reached humankind through wild animals and thus antedated the human species.
1854) can also be doubly antedated since it was used in the Edinburgh Review for April 1808 (137) in describing the Lake poets.
New York City's growth and transformation were noted by James Fenimore Cooper, who observed that fewer than 500 buildings were still standing that antedated 1783.
It has (also) been decided that there shall be a precise definition of those who are dependents of employees; and it has been agreed that all future employees by their dependents shall be examined by the physicians, and the medical organization shall not be responsible to provide medical care for any illness of the employee or his dependents which antedated employment."[15]
Rowe argues that such flourishing of economic activity antedated the opening of the mid-Yangtze city as a treaty port.