afore·​said | \ ə-ˈfȯr-ˌsed How to pronounce aforesaid (audio) \

Definition of aforesaid

: said or named before or above

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with the aforesaid objections in mind, I think we should reconsider the proposal
Recent Examples on the Web In July 1967, during rioting (some have called it a rebellion) in Detroit’s black neighborhoods, three young men were killed — murdered by most accounts — when confronted by police at the aforesaid motel. Robert W. Butler, kansascity, "‘Detroit’ re-creates a horrific moment in history with disturbing accuracy," 2 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of aforesaid

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aforesaid

Middle English aforeseyd, from afore afore + seyd, past participle of sayen "to say entry 1"

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The first known use of aforesaid was in the 14th century

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“Aforesaid.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of aforesaid

formal : said or named before


afore·​said | \ ə-ˈfȯr-ˌsed How to pronounce aforesaid (audio) \

Kids Definition of aforesaid

: named before the aforesaid persons

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