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English definition of “backdate”


verb [T]     /ˌbækˈdeɪt/ US  /ˈbæk.deɪt/
to make something, especially a pay increase , effective from an earlier time : They got a pay rise in March that was backdated to January . → Compare predate, postdatePaying and spending money
(Definition of backdate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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