[ uh-fawr-sed, uh-fohr- ]
See synonyms for aforesaid on
  1. said or mentioned earlier or previously.

Origin of aforesaid

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at afore, said1

Words Nearby aforesaid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use aforesaid in a sentence

  • This Peal (by the Rules aforesaid) may be Rang with any whole hunt, half hunt, and quarter hunt.

    Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing | Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
  • All applications, including therein any on which action may have been deferred because in excess of the aforesaid 10 per cent.

    Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
  • Scattergood gave the matter his best thought, then polished the buggy as aforesaid, and called.

    Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
  • No time should be lost, therefore return her Epistle with the aforesaid ostensible letter.

  • The spectators pressed around,—but, breaking through the throng, came the fair nymphs aforesaid.

    Alone | Marion Harland

British Dictionary definitions for aforesaid


/ (əˈfɔːˌsɛd) /

  1. (usually prenominal) (chiefly in legal documents) spoken of or referred to previously

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