What is Bearing Date?

Legal Definition
These words are frequently used in conveyancing and in pleading; as, for example, a certain indenture bearing date the first day of January, 1851, which signifies not that the indenture was made on that day, but simply that such date has been put to it.

2. When in a declaration the plaintiff alleges that the defendant made his promissory note on such a day, he will not be considered as having alleged it bore date on that day, so as to cause a variance between the declaration and the note produced bearing a different date. 2 Greenl. Ev. ยง1610; 2 Dowl. & L. 759.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Disclosing a date on its face; having a certain date. These words are often used in conveyancing, and in pleading, to introduce tha date which has been put upon an instrument.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
An expression refer-ing to the date of an instrument.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary