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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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Welfare antedates parliamentary democracy as it adapts from earlier aristocratic traditions of civil service stewardship.
Here, as in Claf Abercuawg, personal expression is more obviously appropriate, and in the latter case the line clearly antedates that under discussion.
Why did the author of Tout-Monde, which pushed to the limit the principle of open-ended relation of cultures in the contemporary world, find it necessary to posit an ahistorical spiritual/cultural source that antedates slavery in Africa?
Thus, for example, she repeatedly attributes the muscular build of many classical figures in Academic art to the influence of muscular Christianity and other body-conscious movements, but neglects to elaborate upon the curious nineteenth-century fascination with ancient sculpture (which antedates the popularization of physical anthropology), the development of mythography as a subject for Victorian intellectuals, or the revival of interest in Renaissance art and artists (who were among the first to stress anatomy in art training).
There is no parliamentary morality that antedates Parliament.
The pages are associated with the Macedonian monarchy in a tradition which antedates Philip and Alexander.
I here call attention to another appearance of this noun which antedates every citation but the earliest in 1847.
This is a shrewd marketing move that antedates by many years baseball teams giving out Beanie Babies.
Keegan begins by arguing that while warfare antedates the state, diplomacy, and strategy by millennia, it does not antedate culture.
One example antedates the AIDS epidemic altogether.
Chorus' is not recorded in Middle English in the sense of a refrain or burden;(14) and its use here significantly antedates the earliest usage in this sense in OED, which is for 1599.
Corn itself (Indian corn, maize) certainly antedates the apple on this continent, as does hominy's preparation, which, far from simply parching the corn, boils it in a weak lye solution until the grains swell and soften and the hulls come off.