prochronism

noun
prochro·​nism | \ ˈprōkrəˌnizəm, ˈpräk- \
plural -s

Definition of prochronism

: an anachronism marked by the assignment of something (as an event) to a date earlier than the actual historical one

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History and Etymology for prochronism

Greek prochronos anticipatory (from pro- pro- entry 1 + chronos time) + English -ism

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“Prochronism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prochronism. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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