• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Retrodate rē′trō-dāt to assign a date to a book earlier than its actual publication.
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In literature:

The instant Captain Truck retrod the deck of his ship was one of uncontrollable feeling with the weather-beaten old seaman.
"Homeward Bound" by James Fenimore Cooper
Here, on the first land he retrod, he dedicated his winged oarage to thee, O Phoebus, in the vast temple he built.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Sadly and quietly, the troops retrod the familiar mud of their old camp grounds.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
He then turned away, and retrod his steps along the side of the hill.
"Corse de Leon, Volume I (of 2)" by G. P. R. James