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Antedated Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Antedate \An"te*date`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Antedated; p. pr. & vb. n. Antedating.]
  1. To date before the true time; to assign to an earlier date; thus, to antedate a deed or a bond is to give it a date anterior to the true time of its execution.
  2. To precede in time.
  3. To anticipate; to make before the true time. And antedate the bliss above. --Pope. Who rather rose the day to antedate. --Wordsworth.
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An antedated contract is a contract whose date is in the past; formally, a contract where the (effective) date on the contract is prior to the date on which the contract is executed (written, signed, made effective). The term is from Latin ante meaning "before", and its antonym is postdate.

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