a chronological error in which a person, event, etc., is assigned a date earlier than the actual one; prolepsis.
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How to use prochronism in a sentence
Their calculations are sound on the recognised premises; but they have not allowed for the Law of prochronism in Creation.Omphalos | Philip Henry Gosse
British Dictionary definitions for prochronism
an error in dating that places an event earlier than it actually occurred: Compare parachronism
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