He derives religion from religare (to bind): "We are tied to God and bound to Him  and are drawn to Him." This explanation, implying the notion of the Redemption, is not suited to the primary idea of religion. Augustine himself was not satisfied with it, for in his "Retractions", I, xiii, he abandoned it in favour of the derivation given by Lactantius. 1, gives all three derivations without pronouncing in favour of any.
Antedates can also be used illegally to benefit the parties involved by shifting dates in contracts to achieve more desirable terms. If an employee submits a form late for benefits, antedating the contract can be positive in that it protects the employee from losing benefits.Thus it has the connotation "uncanonical" with some of them. Jerome evidently applied the term to all quasi-scriptural books which in his estimation lay outside the canon of the Bible, and the Protestant Reformers, following Jerome's catalogue of Old Testament Scriptures one which was at once erroneous and singular among the Fathers of the Church applied the title Apocrypha to the excess of the Catholic canon of the Old Testament over that of the Jews.Naturally, Catholics refuse to admit such a denomination, and we employ "deuterocanonical" to designate this literature, which non-Catholics conventionally and improperly know as the "Apocrypha".The actual beginnings of the town may antedate the Romans, but of this we know nothing.Here again Pitt's hopeful nature led him to antedate the course of events.