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postdate

[pohst-deyt, pohst-] /poʊstˈdeɪt, ˈpoʊst-/
verb (used with object), postdated, postdating.
1.
to date (a check, invoice, letter, document) with a date later than the actual date.
2.
to follow in time:
His recognition as an artist postdated his death.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; post- + date1
Can be confused
antedate, predate, postdate.
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British Dictionary definitions for postdate

postdate

/pəʊstˈdeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to write a future date on (a document), as on a cheque to prevent it being paid until then
2.
to assign a date to (an event, period, etc) that is later than its previously assigned date of occurrence
3.
to be or occur at a later date than
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