aforesaid

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

adjective

said or mentioned earlier or previously.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. afonso,
  2. afoot,
  3. afore,
  4. aforehand,
  5. aforementioned,
  6. aforethought,
  7. aforetime,
  8. afoul,
  9. afoul of,
  10. afp

Origin of aforesaid

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

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British Dictionary definitions for aforesaid

aforesaid

adjective

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

aforesaid

adj.

late 14c., from afore + said.

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