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Etymology edit

From afore- +‎ said.

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  • IPA(key): /əˈfɔɹsɛd/
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aforesaid (not comparable)

  1. Previously stated; said or named before.
    • 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter III, in Francesca Carrara. [], volume II, London: Richard Bentley, [], (successor to Henry Colburn), →OCLC, 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!

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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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