[uh-fawr-sed, uh-fohr-]


said or mentioned earlier or previously.

Origin of aforesaid

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at afore, said1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for aforesaid

preceding, previous

Examples from the Web for aforesaid

Historical Examples of aforesaid

  • 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.

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



  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for aforesaid



(usually prenominal) (chiefly in legal documents) spoken of or referred to previously
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Word Origin and History for aforesaid

late 14c., from afore + said.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper