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antedating

‘dating before’. The date on a BILL OF EXCHANGE, acceptance or indorsement is deemed to be the true date of the drawing, acceptance or indorsement unless the contrary is proved. The date is relevant only in that it regulates the term of payment that bears reference to the date of the bill. A bill, therefore, is not invalid by reason only of the fact that it is antedated or postdated.
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In 2002 John Forrest and I announced in Notes & Queries the discovery of a new example of the use of the phrase 'morris dance' from 1448, antedating the earliest entry known to the OED by a decade.
Did it relate to long-festering problems antedating his election?
Many nineteenth-century songs with illustrated covers, for example, are found in the Prints and Photographs Division, their presence antedating the formation of the Music Division.
Antedating Lourdes and Fatima -- not to mention the upstart Medjugorje -- by several centuries, Loreto is the chief shrine of Italy.
They found that sexual problems antedating the occlusion were present in 49% of this group compared to 23% in the control group.
In the process, magical folkways and anticlerical attitudes can be better appreciated as interconnected components within unitary, popular systems of belief antedating, challenging, and dynamically interacting with more orthodox religious movements like the Reformations.
CytoLogix' newly issued patent has a May 31, 1994 priority date, antedating the 1998 Ventana WO99/44030 patent application priority date.
Stepto reads Johnson's Autobiography as a response to the call of antedating autobiographical texts by ex-slaves, especially Booker T.