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Wisdom acquired after the event, typically too late to be of use; the fact of acquiring wisdom in this way; an instance of this. Frequently proverbially and in plural in early use. Compare earlier fore-wit and man of after-wits.
Early 16th century (in an earlier sense). From after- + wit.
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