Meaning of “antedate” in the English Dictionary

"antedate" in Business English

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antedateverb [ T ]

uk /ˌæntiˈdeɪt/ us /ˈæntiˌdeɪt/

US to put a date on a document that is earlier than the date it is signed:

an antedated check

to have existed or happened before something else:

antedate sth by 6 months/ten years, etc. Adverse information that antedates a consumer report by more than seven years is not reportable.

(Definition of “antedate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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