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postdate

verb [T] (HAPPEN AFTER)    /ˌpəʊstˈdeɪt/ /ˈpəʊst.deɪt/ US  /ˌpoʊstˈdeɪt/
to happen or exist after something: Most manuscripts postdate the stories which have circulated by word of mouth for centuries. → Compare backdate, predateOccurring and happening
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