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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.
Its own antedating may be just for show that it, too, is trying to set a good, if fake, example.
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.
Levine concluded (1987: 20-23) that proseuche usually (though not always) denotes a Diaspora institution antedating 70 C.
How did such consistency replace the extreme variatioa used by the other compositor, antedating the revisioa possibly only by a few months or years?
2) I cannot find this essay in the original edition of the Indicator, but this usage of grandiosity (OED 1839) is in any case an antedating.
Smith, too, concentrates on the period antedating LALME (while drawing methoddological insights from the much richer later material) in his |Tradition and innovation in South-West-Midland Middle English' (53-65) - a region comparatively well documented by, for example, the AB-language of the Ancrene Riwle texts, and |spanning a period of dynamic transition between traditional and innovatory approaches to the copying of literature' (65); I cannot see, however, that |sociohistorical linguistics' is involved here, the social data being next to non-existent for an evaluation.
Of the six hundred illustrative quotations already added to the dictionary database to date from ECCO, around one third represent antedatings of the first-known occurrence of a word or sense previously recorded in the OED.
Antedatings for military terminology are prominent: criniere n.