afore·​said ə-ˈfȯr-ˌsed How to pronounce aforesaid (audio)
: said or named before or above

Examples of aforesaid in a Sentence

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, 2 Aug. 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Aforesaid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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afore·​said -ˌsed How to pronounce aforesaid (audio)
: said or named before

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