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See also: antedaté
- To occur before an event or time; to exist further back in time.
- 1986, People v. Calio, 42 Cal.3d 639,644:
- We therefore turn to the question whether defendant's prior convictions for burglary and attempted burglary could be used as the basis for an enhancement under [California Penal Code] sections 667 and 1192.7. Both prior convictions antedate the effective date of section 667.
- To assign a date to a document or action earlier than the actual date; to backdate.
- 1633, Donne, John, Woman's Constancy:
- Tomorrow when you leav’st, what wilt thou say? / Wilt thou then antedate some new-made vow?
- (lexicography) To find earlier citational evidence for a term.
- 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide, page 3:
- Furthermore, while OED entries are generally regarded as a good indication of when terms were first used in English, for 5 of the 7 terms the present research has been able to antedate OED’s earliest attestations, usually by a decade or more.
- (occur before an event or time): predate; see also Thesaurus:predate
- (earlier than the actual date): backdate, foredate; see also Thesaurus:backdate
- (occur before an event or time): postdate
- (earlier than the actual date): postdate, overdate; see also Thesaurus:overdate
To occur before an event or time; to exist further back in time
To assign a date earlier than the actual date; to backdate
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
- Prior date; a date antecedent to another which is the actual date.
- (obsolete) anticipation
- (Can we find and add a quotation of John Donne to this entry?)
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of antedatar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of antedatar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of antedatar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of antedatar.