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antedate

verb affix an earlier date, anachronize, assign to an earlier date, date back, date before the true date, date before the true time, date earlier than the fact, predate, set an earlier date, transfer to an earlier date

ANTEDATE. To, put a date to an instrument of a time before the time it was written. Vide Date.

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The reference to the mab darogan is not, indeed, the only topical reference to have been intruded into the text; another must antedate the separation of the A and B texts, since it appears in both, nor is any C variant recorded.
I have used these databases to push back the origins of the term executive privilege, to trace the expression human rights to 1787, and to antedate hundreds of other legal and nonlegal terms listed in the OED.
Keegan begins by arguing that while warfare antedates the state, diplomacy, and strategy by millennia, it does not antedate culture.
It should be that our claims antedate theirs, that restoration of the Jeurish people to the historic Land of Israel is the correction of a historic wrong in which Arab/Muslim invasion of and settlement in the Jewish land was as culpable as prior Roman invasion.
It also powerfully dismantled the Christian opposition of New Testament "mercy" to "Old Testament law/justice," allowing mercy to antedate Christianity and a merciful justice to characterize the pre-mosaic Noachide laws.
The AP are therefore unequivocally religious texts at the same time as they are historical novels closely related to the Jewish novella, many of which, as Thomas had noted in her first chapter, antedate any Greek texts in the genre.
Jatarupa is cited by Sarvananda and, in Pant's view, by Ksirasvamin as well, so that he would also antedate the latter.
An important part of Wright's argument here is that, as demonstrated by a ninth-century Vatican MS, traditions in question antedate the Beowulf and Blickling MSS by some two or three centuries.
restored the poem to those ancient sonic roots that antedate the origins
Furthermore, Israel, had communal farms--in Hebrew kibbutzim--which antedate the state and still exist today.
A real "Anglicanism" may well antedate the Restoration, and the exclusive, anti-comprehensive Restoration church used as a model for "Anglicanism" may itself be a reflection of those momentarily ascendant, and thus a caricature of the whole, much as "Laudianism" misrepresents the full picture of the national church in the 1630s.
Due to their anonymity, the Laws antedate notions of early-modern authority outlined by Michel Foucault in his well-known essay: like the pre-modern texts Foucault classifies as authoritative, the Laws' nameless scribe and their venerated wisdom insure a "demonstrated truth" founded on public opinion.