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backdate

[bak-deyt] /ˈbækˌdeɪt/
verb (used with object), backdated, backdating.
1.
to date earlier than the actual date; predate; antedate:
Backdate the letter so he'll think I wrote it last week.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50, Americanism; back2 + date1
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British Dictionary definitions for back-date

backdate

/ˌbækˈdeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make effective from an earlier date: the pay rise was backdated to August
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Word Origin and History for back-date

backdate

v.

also back-date, by 1881 (implied in back-dated), from back (adv.) + date (v.1). Cf. antedate. Related: Backdated; backdating.

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