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Synonyms for antedate

to come, exist, or occur before in time

Synonyms for antedate

be earlier in time

establish something as being earlier relative to something else

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After Herod himself died, his surviving three sons, who became tetrarchs, all antedated their own reigns back to the time when Antipater was co-regent, in order to keep an unbroken chain between themselves and the deceased Antipater, thereby giving their own reigns more legitimacy.
We uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, a right which antedated the Constitution and was solemnly confirmed by the Second Amendment.
He also made Sarhento Fofongay, which antedated the entry of homosexuals into the police and the military.
Losurdo's concern with exposing the already exposed problematic character of liberal thought, his use of antedated bigoted language, and his neglect of gender as a primary axis of analysis lend Liberalism a dated feel, as if one were reading a text from the late 1960s or 1970s.
More than 550 junior inspectors were awarded antedated seniority, while 3,150 are in a queue for seniority claims, they added.
An antedated diagnosis of this disorder will form a baseline reference for future surgical procedures and as such will be invaluable in preventing an unintentional operative mishap.
Influenced perhaps by Leoffic of Exeter, there grew here "a self-conscious Sarum liturgical tradition" (264) that long antedated what emanated from "new" Sarum and spread throughout the realm.
Amid the myriad sordid revelations of Tiger Woods' adulterous affairs with women of ill repute, one woman emerged from Tiger's past whose relationship with him by far antedated any of the rest: his high school sweetheart.
Al-Amanah even antedated the establishment of the Dubai Islamic Bank in 1975.
However, that bulky, antedated pulse oximeter technology of the past has been surpassed by cutting-edge technology from Landon Medical that transforms the typical large oximeter machine into a small, portable device smaller than the size of a pager that can be used in home.
Newman may have made that judgment, but his thinking about infallibility was complex, antedated the calling of Vatican I, and is understandable only in the light of his broader approach to ecclesiology.
The tensions antedated the assassination of Toni Franjieh.
Aztecs and Incas) from their historical context and setting them into an evolutionary sequence where they can illustrate the character of late neolithic or chalcolithic societies that just antedated the bronze age civilizations of Mesopotamia or Egypt.
Something in its amplitude of form persuades one that it was painted in Rome, and so may have antedated the donor's spell in the Marche.
At appeal, the Privy Council held that it had not been necessary or appropriate to remove a vet from the register "where he had relatively unthinkingly antedated racehorse passports on two isolated occasions in the course of a long and otherwise unblemished and excellent career, and where there was no financial gain and no threat to animal welfare".