adjective /ˌfɔː(ɹ)ˈɡəʊ.ɪŋ/
Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.

we may conclude, from the foregoing reasonings, that, as certain unity is requisite in all productions, it cannot be wanting in history more than in any other;

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  • foregoing — means ‘preceding, previously mentioned’ and is used as an adjective corresponding to the verb forego = to precede, especially in writing to refer to points made in earlier parts of the text: • If the foregoing representation of Jesus Christ can… …   Modern English usage

  • foregoing — [fôr′gō΄iŋ, fôr gō′iŋ] adj. previously said, written, etc.; preceding the foregoing 1. the one or ones previously mentioned 2. what has already been said or written …   English World dictionary

  • foregoing — index aforesaid, antecedent, before mentioned, former, last (preceding), precursory, preliminary, p …   Law dictionary

  • foregoing — adj antecedent, *preceding, precedent, previous, prior, former, anterior Antonyms: following …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • foregoing — [adj] come before; previous above, aforementioned, aforesaid, aforestated, antecedent, anterior, former, past, precedent, preceding, prior; concept 585 Ant. after …   New thesaurus

  • foregoing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ previously mentioned …   English terms dictionary

  • foregoing — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)goʊɪŋ, fɔː(r)go͟ʊ [/t]] PRON: the PRON You can refer to what has just been stated or mentioned as the foregoing. [FORMAL] You might think from the foregoing that the French want to phase accents out. Not at all. Syn: preceding ADJ: ADJ …   English dictionary

  • foregoing — fore|go|ing [fo:ˈgəuıŋ US fo:rˈgou ] adj, n formal the foregoing (sth) something that has just been mentioned, read, dealt with etc ≠ ↑following ▪ The foregoing examples illustrate this point. ▪ The foregoing helps to explain these results …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • foregoing — fore|going [ fɔr,gouıŋ ] adjective VERY FORMAL used for referring to something that has just been mentioned: for the foregoing reasons a. the foregoing the things that have just been mentioned …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • foregoing — UK [ˈfɔː(r)ˌɡəʊɪŋ] / US [ˈfɔrˌɡoʊɪŋ] adjective legal a) used for referring to something that has just been mentioned for the foregoing reasons b) the foregoing the things that have just been mentioned …   English dictionary

  • Foregoing — Forego Fore*go , v. t. [imp. {Forewent 2}; p. p. {Foregone} (?; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Foregoing}.] [See {Forgo}.] 1. To quit; to relinquish; to leave. [1913 Webster] Stay at the third cup, or forego the place. Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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