One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used in academic or legal texts to refer to someone or something mentioned above or earlier.‘the recent work by McAuslan and others (supra)’
foregoing, previous, prior, former, precursory, earlier, above, above-mentioned, aforementioned, above-stated, above-named, antecedentView synonyms
- ‘The need for the anticipated infrastructure is reflected in various decisions, which I canvassed in Nikolovski, supra.’
- ‘It refers to Stein, supra, among other cases, in this regard.’
- ‘As indicated above in Wallace, supra, the Supreme Court of Canada described the relationship of employer and employee.’
- ‘These studies are discussed in the two articles cited in note 6, supra.’
- ‘Whiten, supra, points out these factors as taking a ‘message’ to others.’
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