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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-fawr-sed, uh-fohr-]
    • /əˈfɔrˌsɛd, əˈfoʊr-/
    • /əˈfɔːsed/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-fawr-sed, uh-fohr-]
    • /əˈfɔrˌsɛd, əˈfoʊr-/

Definitions of aforesaid word

  • adjective aforesaid Aforesaid means the same as aforementioned. 3
  • adjective aforesaid (chiefly in legal documents) spoken of or referred to previously 3
  • adjective aforesaid spoken of before; mentioned previously 3
  • adjective aforesaid said or mentioned earlier or previously. 1
  • noun aforesaid Of a previously stated list, the earlier of the list items, usually the first in two or three mentioned list items. 1
  • adjective aforesaid previously mentioned 1

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Origin of aforesaid

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at afore, said1

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Parts of speech for Aforesaid


aforesaid popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

aforesaid usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for aforesaid

adj aforesaid

  • preceding — that precedes; previous: Refer back to the footnote on the preceding page.
  • previous — coming or occurring before something else; prior: the previous owner.

adjective aforesaid

  • aforementioned — If you refer to the aforementioned person or subject, you mean the person or subject that has already been mentioned.
  • said — Security Association ID

pronoun aforesaid

  • suchlike — of any such kind; similar.
  • such — of the kind, character, degree, extent, etc., of that or those indicated or implied: Such a man is dangerous.

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