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[uh-buhv-men-shuh nd]
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  1. mentioned or written above: The role was sung by the abovementioned Mr. Phillips.
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Origin of abovementioned

First recorded in 1700–10; above + mention + -ed2
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  • I request that he may be questioned respecting this book of magic, as well as the contents of the abovementioned envelope.

    Records of The Spanish Inquisition

    Andrew Dickson White

  • Questioned, what was the age and personal appearance of the abovementioned Pepa de los Gosos.

  • Questioned, in what place the abovementioned Josef Coch made these assertions, and what persons were present at the time.

  • She sent for the abovementioned Eulalia to examine her, fearing that she had received some wound.

  • Questioned, what was or appeared to be the age of the abovementioned Juan Picar, also his personal appearance and condition.

Word Origin and History for abovementioned


1707, from above and past tense of mention. Above-named is recorded from c.1600.

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