before Christ.
Abbreviation: A.C.

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    a forecourt.

  • Antedate

    to be of older date than; precede in time: The Peruvian empire antedates the Mexican empire. (def 1). to assign to an earlier date: to antedate a historical event. to cause to return to an earlier time: to antedate one’s thoughts by remembering past events. to cause to happen sooner; accelerate: The cold weather antedated […]

  • Antediluvian

    of or belonging to the period before the Flood. Gen. 7, 8. very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive: antediluvian ideas. a person who lived before the Flood. a very old or old-fashioned person or thing. Contemporary Examples Put aside an invincibly ignorant Rick Perry or the antediluvian Ron Paul, who would abolish […]

  • Antediluvian patriarch

    See under (def 1).

  • Patriarch

    the male head of a family or tribal line. a person regarded as the father or founder of an order, class, etc. any of the very early Biblical personages regarded as the fathers of the human race, comprising those from Adam to Noah (antediluvian patriarchs) and those between the Deluge and the birth of Abraham. […]

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