on or before


A phrase in contracts referring to the time by which a certain act must take place.

Use on or before in a sentence

I had to pay on or before the date that was written and if I was late, then I would be charged an extra fee.

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The project was set to begin on or before the first of June as we were paying bills to support the project that was not in motion yet.

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Jim almost forgot that his payment was due On Or Before the 20th of the month. He luckily had enough money to pay on the 19th, and avoid the fine.

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