pre date

predate

[pree-deyt]
verb (used with object), predated, predating.
1.
to date before the actual time; antedate: He predated the check by three days.
2.
to precede in date: a house that predates the Civil War.

Origin:
1860–65; pre- + date1

antedate, predate, postdate.
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predate (priːˈdeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to affix a date to (a document, paper, etc) that is earlier than the actual date
2.  to assign a date to (an event, period, etc) that is earlier than the actual or previously assigned date of occurrence
3.  to be or occur at an earlier date than; precede in time

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predate
1864, from pre- + date "point in time."
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