backdate

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verb back·date \ˈbak-ˌdāt\

Definition of backdate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to put a date earlier than the actual one on backdate a memo; also :  to make retroactive backdate pension rights

Examples of backdate in a Sentence

  1. an increase in salary backdated to the beginning of the year

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1822

First Known Use of backdate

1822


BACKDATE Defined for English Language Learners

backdate

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Definition of backdate for English Language Learners

  • : to give (something) an earlier date than the actual date

  • : to say that something began or became effective at a date earlier than the current date

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