Definitions for backdateˈbækˌdeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

back•dateˈbækˌdeɪt(v.t.)-dat•ed, -dat•ing.

  1. to date earlier than the actual date; predate; antedate.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of backdate:

1945–50, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backdate(verb)

    make effective from an earlier date

    "The increase in tax was backdated to January"


  1. backdate(Verb)

    To give or assign a date to a document that is earlier than the current date.

  2. Origin: back + date

Translations for backdate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to put an earlier date on (a cheque etc)

He should have paid his bill last month and so he has backdated the cheque.

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