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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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Sula and Morrison seek to describe an absence that antedates presence - a loneliness existing without relation to another.
Hook, has argued persuasively that the ballad antedates the play and was probably Peele's source for the Queen Elinor subplot.
He, too, tackles a big subject, tracing the history of constitutionalism and advancing the thesis that the emergence of European states in which political power was significantly distributed among competing institutions antedates feudalism and capitalism.
George MacRae noted, "The biblical scholar does not call into question the existence of the sources of the Pentateuch just because he has access to no copy of the Pentateuch that antedates the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The expropriation of work rhythms as a method for taking possession of one's physical labor is situated at an aesthetic/economic crossroads that long antedates the recording of work songs.
2) The Italian edition, De gli occulti miracoli (which antedates the Latin edition published in Antwerp in 1564), reads, ~come si stima Oratio, ma dalia scrittura celeste, & divina' (Venice, 1560); and the French edition, Les occultes merveilles et secretz de nature .
21-32), in order to ascertain whether the literary legacy of the Old Babylonian period can have been mediated through the Late Bronze Age to Iron Age Israel - concluding that cultural interaction antedates the Babylonian exile.
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 earliest use of ~nun' in this sense that I found, which antedates the first OED entry by 191 years, is in Stephen Gosson's The School of Abuse (1579), where we hear of prostitutes who live ~like Venus Nunnes in a Cloyster at Nuington, Ratliff, Islington, Hogsdon or some such place' ([C3.
The moon in Cigoli's Adoration of the Shepherds (1599) antedates changes in Galileo's ideas.
1786) which antedates the OED by some three months:
Discussing Thomas Palmer's early manuscript Two Hundred Poosies, for example, Bath reveals the interesting fact that, since in the English tradition the word posie (to mean emblem) antedates the term emblem itself, important semantic relationships exist between the term posies (mottoes used on shields and in impresas) and two important cognates: poesie (well-made verse) and posy ("the gathered flowers of rhetorical florilegia") Such semantic connections have important consequences, for they suggest how and why these arts influenced each other.