/bæk'deɪt/ verb
1. to put an earlier date on a document such as a cheque or an invoice
Backdate your invoice to April 1st.
2. to make something effective from an earlier date than the current date
The pay increase is backdated to January 1st.

Dictionary of banking and finance. 2015.

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  • backdate — also back date, by 1881 (implied in back dated), from BACK (Cf. back) (adv.) + DATE (Cf. date) (v.1). Cf. ANTEDATE (Cf. antedate). Related: Backdated; backdating …   Etymology dictionary

  • backdate — ► VERB Brit. 1) make retrospectively valid. 2) put an earlier date to (a document or agreement) than the actual one …   English terms dictionary

  • backdate — ☆ backdate [bak′dāt΄ ] vt. backdated, backdating to date before the actual date; predate …   English World dictionary

  • backdate — v. (D; tr.) to backdate to (to backdate an agreement to the beginning of the year) * * * [ˌbæk deɪt] (D; tr.) to backdate to (to backdate an agreement to the beginning of the year) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • backdate — transitive verb Date: 1944 to put a date earlier than the actual one on < backdate a memo >; also to make retroactive < backdate pension rights > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • backdate — UK [ˌbækˈdeɪt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms backdate : present tense I/you/we/they backdate he/she/it backdates present participle backdating past tense backdated past participle backdated 1) to make a rule or law start to be effective from… …   English dictionary

  • backdate — /bak dayt /, v.t., backdated, backdating. to date earlier than the actual date; predate; antedate: Backdate the letter so he ll think I wrote it last week. [1945 50, Amer.; BACK2 + DATE1] * * * …   Universalium

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  • backdate — [[t]bæ̱kde͟ɪt[/t]] backdates, backdating, backdated also back date VERB If a document or an arrangement is backdated, it is valid from a date before the date when it is completed or signed. [be V ed to n] The contract that was signed on Thursday… …   English dictionary

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