Definition of backdate in English:

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Pronunciation: /bakˈdeɪt/


[with object] British
1Make (something, especially a pay increase) retrospectively valid: the 4 per cent increase was backdated to June
More example sentences
  • The increase is backdated to September 2002 with a further rise planned for April.
  • Best of all, the increase is backdated to February last year.
  • Union members are not only discontented with the increase on offer but also the pay differential between staff and to the proposal that any pay increase be backdated only to May 1.
1.1Put an earlier date to (a document) than the actual one: they backdated the sale documents to evade a court order
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  • Most of the agreements and other documents were backdated and there is uncertainty with respect to the actual dates on which - and the order in which - some of them were executed.
  • He writes that he was backdating the Officer Efficiency Training report.
  • The ‘approval’ document was cobbled together long after the experiment concluded and was then backdated, the other doctor said.

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