Define: Antedate

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Definition: Antedate


Quick Summary of Antedate


To date a document before the date on which it is drawn up.



What is the dictionary definition of Antedate?

Dictionary Definition


  1. To occur before an event or time; to exist further back in time
  2. To assign a date to a document or action earlier than the actual date; to backdate

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Full Definition of Antedate


Antedate means to date a document before the date on which it is drawn up.

To antedate is not necessarily improper or illegal.

For instance, an ante-dated cheque is not invalid in law.


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Synonyms For Antedate


backdate, antecede, precede, predate, antedating


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Antedate. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. https://payrollheaven.com/define/antedate/ (accessed: February 25, 2020).
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Antedate. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved February 25, 2020, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/antedate/

Definition Sources


Definitions for Antedate are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 5th May 2019.