While there are other meanings for both words, I'd like to know if there is a difference in their usage, when they're used to mean "occur at an earlier date," or if they can always be used interchangeably in this sense. Meanwhile, in the 70 years between 19, the relative popularity of the two terms has changed considerably, as this Ngram chart for antedated (blue line) versus predated (red line) illustrates shows: Although the decline in He [Percy Witham] drew forth the cheque book, and with the help of his pen-knife took out a leaf so skilfully that it was hardly possible to detect the excision.
To avoid suspicion he filled up the page for an amount something exceeding his debt, antedated the cheque by a day, and made it payable to a feigned name, that of George Lucas.
A trial run of a date, to determine if a full romantic date should be pursued.
Likened to the antechamber before entering grand chamber.
These words appear in red, and are graded with stars.
One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
Since the term ex-dividend means without dividend, an investor is required to own or buy shares by the end of the trading day prior to the ex-dividend date to receive the company’s dividend.
Other antedates may occur in the options or futures market.In some cases antedates may also be used illegally to provide advantageous benefits to certain parties involved.Situations where illegal antedating may be used can include antedating company stock options to provide an advantageous price or antedating documents past a specified due date that provides an associated party with advantageous benefits.The longer phrase 'on the quiet' is also not especially old, but is first recorded somewhat before 'on the qt', in Otago: Goldfields & Resources, 1862: by Walter Devereux Whitty, Esq., shows on its title page (scroll up four pages) that it played first in London.Here's the clip: A note on the date: Google Books lists this publication's date as 1876.Since an antedate refers to any date preceding a specific occurrence it can generally be a category for several important dates associated with various types of investments.