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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 unconditional probability that the asset will remain unsold until the auction date t is the product of the series of complementary conditional probabilities antedating the auction at date t.
(1) Michael Heaney and John Forrest, 'An Antedating for the "Morris Dance"', Notes & Queries, 247.2 (June 2002), 190-93.
Its own antedating may be just for show that it, too, is trying to set a good, if fake, example.
Sowell calls on researchers to start "regarding groups as having their own internal cultural patterns, antedating the environment in which they currently find themselves and transcending the beliefs, biases, and decisions of others." The reason scholars tend not to, says Sowell, is two-fold.
Jose Rizal, antedating the one in Luneta by 13 years.
It has been claimed that the two fragments, now in the private hands of Honegger and Bernd Ulrich Hucker, come from an edition antedating that of 1515, but since Hucker has not made his fragment generally available through a facsimile edition it is impossible to be sure how it fits chronologically with the editions of 1515 and 1519.
(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.
In a period when journalism and drama were so closely linked, with the publication of the pamphlet newsplay sometimes antedating the news item, the political dimension is always apparent.
The new volume is largely compiled from previously published articles, some antedating the publication of CHP, some more recent; three new articles are added.
Perhaps Morindos is most important in being one of the earliest literary works to show the influence of Macbeth, antedating the play's first obvious theatrical debtors, Thorny Abbey and The Witch, by several years.(6) Like The Witch, it suggests that Macbeth's early audiences were particularly struck by its supernatural elements.
Levine concluded (1987: 20-23) that proseuche usually (though not always) denotes a Diaspora institution antedating 70 C.E., while synagogues are characteristic of Palestine.