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[uh-fawr-men-shuh nd, uh-fohr-; uh-fawr-men-shuh nd, uh-fohr-]
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  1. cited or mentioned earlier or previously.
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Origin of aforementioned

First recorded in 1580–90; afore + mention + -ed2
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  • He had come, he said, to thank his dear young master for the aforementioned invitation.

    The Goose Man

    Jacob Wassermann

  • It is the exclusive property of the aforementioned Mr. Simon Pelloutier.

    Myths of the Rhine

    X. B. Saintine

  • Alternatively, the draw SDRs and convert them to the aforementioned "hard" currencies.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • At last there came a rupture with the aforementioned Academy.

    The Kaiser's Memoirs

    William II, German Emperor

  • He went down to that street, which was the aforementioned wide street.

    The Forged Note

    Oscar Micheaux

British Dictionary definitions for aforementioned


  1. (usually prenominal) (chiefly in legal documents) stated or mentioned before or already
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Word Origin and History for aforementioned


1580s, from afore + p.p. of mention. Afore-written is from mid-15c.

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