Definition of said

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past tense and past participle of say


\ ˈsed How to pronounce said (audio) \

Definition of said (Entry 2 of 2)

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Examples of said in a Sentence

Adjective by order of the judge of said court with said guidebook in hand, we set off to explore the city
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The concept of going to a restaurant, not eating the food, and then exercising at said restaurant is just baffling. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "This Victoria's Secret Model Is Being Accused of Fat Shaming for Exercising at an In-N-Out Burger," 17 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of said


14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Said.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of said

formal + law : mentioned or referred to before


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past tense and past participle of say

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