aforetime

adverb
afore·time | \ə-¦fȯr-¦tīm\

Definition of aforetime 

(Entry 1 of 2)

archaic

aforetime

adjective
afore·time | \ə-¦fȯr-¦tīm\

Definition of aforetime (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic

: former

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First Known Use of aforetime

Adverb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1599, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aforetime

Adverb

Middle English, from afore + time

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