back date

backdate

[bak-deyt]
verb (used with object), backdated, backdating.
to date earlier than the actual date; predate; antedate: Backdate the letter so he'll think I wrote it last week.

Origin:
1945–50, Americanism; back2 + date1

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backdate (ˌbækˈdeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to make effective from an earlier date: the pay rise was backdated to August

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backdate
1946, from back (adj.) + date. Cf. antedate.
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