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English definition of “former”

former

adjective [before noun]     /ˈfɔːmər/
used to describe something that existed or happened in the past
HR used to describe someone who had a particular position or job in the past: former chairman/director/president He's a Washington-based health policy consultant and former insurance executive.former colleague/employee/employer She was under investigation for allegedly defrauding her former employer out of $600,000.
(Definition of former adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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