aforesaid

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Etymology[edit]

From afore- +‎ said.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈfɔɹsɛd/
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Adjective[edit]

aforesaid (not comparable)

  1. Previously stated; said or named before.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 2, page 30:
      I soon took pity upon them and on myself, and rode off; but before I had crossed the aforesaid green glade, I heard their voices and laughter rising gaily as before. Very impertinent!

Usage notes[edit]

When it modifies a noun phrase, it is generally preceded by the definite article the, and the combination functions as a determiner rather than a simple adjective. You can put it before a cardinal like the aforesaid two articles instead of the two aforesaid articles.

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