antedate antedate


  1. (v) be earlier in time; go back further
  2. (v) establish something as being earlier relative to something else


  1. The President of the Congress, Seor Victor Santisteban of Peru, believes that the educational glories of Spain, which antedate those of Oxford and Cambridge, may be revived.
  2. Many of these conditions antedate President Juan Antonio Rios.
  3. Historically the city and the civilization at Quito antedate Columbus and hark back to glorious Inca times.


  • "Let this serve as a warning to some people who might just modify the dates or antedate their building permit. Those who think that we are not serious about this will face the full force of the law," Atienza said.
    on Jan 14, 2008 By: Lito Atienza Source: Pacific News Center

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propriety propriety
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