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This template provides information about when a sense was first used, generally given to the nearest century. The template is placed at the end of a sense-line, after the definition.

  • For words that are still in use, please specify from a given date.
    e.g. {{defdate|from 17th c.}} returns: [from 17th c.]
  • For obsolete senses, please specify a date range using a hyphen.
    e.g. {{defdate|17th-19th c.}} returns: [17th-19th c.]