Meaning of “backdate” in the English Dictionary

"backdate" in Business English

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backdateverb [ T ]

/ˌbækˈdeɪt/ /ˈ--/ uk us

to make something effective from a date earlier than the present date:

They agreed that the pay increase would be backdated to July.
Those signing up before October will have their pension payments backdated.

to put a date on a document that is earlier than the date when you wrote it:

The jury's verdict recognized that backdating options with intent to deceive is a crime.
backdate a cheque

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