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English definition of “the foregoing”

the foregoing

noun [S]     /ˈfɔː.ɡəʊ.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈfɔːr.ɡoʊ.ɪŋ/ formal
what has just been mentioned or described: I can testify to the foregoing since I was actually present when it happened.Quoting and making references foregoing     adjective [before noun] The foregoing account was written 50 years after the incident.Quoting and making references
(Definition of the foregoing noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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