from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Named or mentioned before; aforementioned.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of say.
  • adjective mentioned earlier
  • determiner mentioned earlier


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  • As an adjective meaning "spoken" it is marked as obsolete (1659) by the OED (1989 ed.), but it is still common in 'said Eucharist', so this presumably must be a (late?) twentieth-century innovation. (Google Books has one hit for it from 1920 in this sense; all others are recent.)

    August 6, 2008