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[uh-fawr-sed, uh-fohr-] /əˈfɔrˌsɛd, əˈfoʊr-/
said or mentioned earlier or previously.
Origin of aforesaid
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at afore, said1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The aforesaid grandeur was yet full upon Mr Dorrit when he alighted at his hotel.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • Let us return to our Statesman, and apply to his case the aforesaid example of weaving.

    Statesman Plato
  • They were to send an embassy on their side to the aforesaid states to treat of an alliance.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • God delivered from his hands the castle, the aforesaid Master and his brethren.

    Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson
  • As aforesaid, the mixed vegetarian dietary is, in general, well-balanced.

    No Animal Food Rupert H. Wheldon
  • Moved and seconded that the last meeting be of the aforesaid nature.

    The Wrong Woman

    Charles D. Stewart
  • But being, as aforesaid, slightly unsteady on his legs, he fell.

  • The aforesaid houses must be lighted as long as any one remains up.

  • Each of the aforesaid quantities is said to be equal or unequal.

    The Categories Aristotle
  • That he there met with the two aforesaid Englishmen, that this Depont.

British Dictionary definitions for aforesaid


(usually prenominal) (chiefly in legal documents) spoken of or referred to previously
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for aforesaid

late 14c., from afore + said.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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