[ pohst-deyt, pohst- ]
/ poʊstˈdeɪt, ˈpoʊst- /

verb (used with object), post·dat·ed, post·dat·ing.

to date (a check, invoice, letter, document) with a date later than the actual date.
to follow in time: His recognition as an artist postdated his death.

Origin of postdate

First recorded in 1615–25; post- + date1

Can be confused

antedate predate postdate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for postdate


/ (pəʊstˈdeɪt) /

verb (tr)

to write a future date on (a document), as on a cheque to prevent it being paid until then
to assign a date to (an event, period, etc) that is later than its previously assigned date of occurrence
to be or occur at a later date than
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