Bearing date

BEARING DATE. These words are frequently used in conveyancing and in pleading; as, for example, a certain indenture bearing date the first day of January, 1851, which signifies not that the indenture was made on that day, but simply that such date has been put to it.
     2. When in a declaration the plaintiff alleges that the defendant made his promissory note on such a day, he will not be considered as having alleged it bore date on that day, so as to cause a variance between the declaration and the note produced bearing a different date. 2 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 1610; 2 Dowl. & L. 759.

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But I find that there is a subsequent instrument hitherto unknown to me, bearing date the
Standish was cautiously travelling over the document with his spectacles--"a codicil to this latter will, bearing date March 1, 1828.
His will, bearing date at the time when I left England, bequeathed an income for life to my mother, and left the bulk of his property to me, on the one condition that I adopted his name.
He showed me his weapon, a Tower musket, bearing date 1832 and the stamp of the Honorable East India Company.
The matter has been examined in this ministry (MEA) and to mitigate the problems faced by such children, it has been decided that for the issuance of passports to abandoned, orphan inter-country children, passport authorities may either accept copy of birth certificate or the date of birth as recorded in the court order which should be accompanied by a copy of NOC of CARA bearing date of birth of the adopted child, as his birth proof," the MEA circular said.
Only items with wooden pegs bearing date code 400090GC are involved in this recall.
Claims can only be accepted from game cards bearing date of the edition of The Mirror in which they appeared.
The pieces themselves, bearing dates and watermarks as various and sporadic as "New York Times Book Review, 1977"; "Kulchur, 1963"; "The Nation, 1962"; "Sixpack, 1974"; and "Unpublished, 1959" are mostly short.
Year names are preserved for only 103 of the tablets bearing dates.