Antedated
Antedate An"te*date` ([a^]n`t[-e]*d[=a]t`), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Antedated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Antedating}.] 1. To date before the true time; to assign to an earlier date;; thus, to antedate a deed or a bond is to give it a date anterior to the true time of its execution. [1913 Webster]

2. To precede in time. [1913 Webster]

3. To anticipate; to make before the true time. [1913 Webster]

And antedate the bliss above. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Who rather rose the day to antedate. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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