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postdate

verb [T] uk   /ˌpəʊstˈdeɪt/ /ˈpəʊst.deɪt/ us    /ˌpoʊstˈdeɪt/

postdate verb [T] (HAPPEN AFTER)

to happen or exist after something: Most manuscripts postdate the stories which have circulated by word of mouth for centuries.

postdate verb [T] (WRITE DATE)

to write a date on a document, such as a cheque or letter, that is later than the date on which you are writing it, usually to get some advantage: Luckily, she let me postdate the cheque until the end of the month when I get paid.
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