I have a biblatex bibliographical reference as follows :

  title = {Constitution du 4 octobre 1958 - Article 15},
  owner = {leo},
  timestamp = {2013.09.20}

Which gives in the pdf file : Constitution du 4 octobre 1958 - Article 15 p.d.

What does mean this p.d. ? And how to remove it ?

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    Yes, in french.lbx one finds nodate = {{pas\space de\space date}{{}p\adddot d\adddot}}, – egreg Sep 20 '13 at 15:15

As of version 2.6 biblatex implements a "no date" functionality (see Biblatex and entries with no date and § 4.5.8, p. 165 and §, p. 204 of the biblatex documentation). If no appropriate field to extract a date from is found (by default these are date, eventdate, origdate and urldate), biblatex falls back to a nodate string. In English nodate is "no date"/"n. d.", in French it happens to be "pas de date"/"p. d.", while in German it is "ohne Datum"/"o. D.".

The easiest way to get rid of the nodate string is to provide a date; preferably by date={2012-08-09} or year={2012}, but really via any of the fields listed above.

If this is not acceptable for you - I appreciate that in your example "constitution du 4 octobre 1958 - Article 15 (1958)" or even "constitution du 4 octobre 1958 - Article 15 (4. 10. 1958)" might feel quite redundant, you can add the following code to your preamble


In case no appropriate date label is found, the labeldate field then remains empty and is not printed.

If you care for a finer treatment of nodate, biblatex: getting rid of ›nodate‹ where it's inappropriate might help you.

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