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Mentioned earlier. Frequently used in contracts and other legal documents, with the same force as aforesaid.

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adj. a reference back to a thing that was previously mentioned or identified, popular in legal documents, as "the said driver drove said automobile in a negligent manner."

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in contracts or pleadings, named or mentioned previously.
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SAID. Before mentioned.
     2. In contracts and pleadings it is usual and proper when it is desired to speak of a person or thing before mentioned, to designate them by the term said or aforesaid, or by some similar term, otherwise the latter description will be ill for want of certainty. 2 Lev. 207: Com. Dig. Pleader, C IS; Gould on Pl: c. 3, Sec. 63.

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Although there is considerable epidemiologic evidence supporting the hypothesis that occupational silica exposure is associated with a variety of SAIDs, research regarding asbestos exposure and SAIDs has been much more limited.
Nevertheless, our findings of strong associations between asbestos and/or vermiculite exposure and risk of SAIDs remained robust after adjusting for objectively characterized pulmonary conditions that could be associated with asbestos exposure.
Asbestos exposure and SAIDs is a relatively novel avenue of research, so it is not expected that participants would overreport SAIDs because of a suspected association.
Better medical care could, in turn, result in a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with other conditions such as SAIDs. This concern is somewhat tempered by the fact that pleural abnormality, the asbestos-related condition that has been most strongly associated with asbestos exposure in this population, was not associated with reporting of SAIDs.
It is possible that some participants with SAIDs did not understand the screening questions and were inappropriately included in the pool of potential controls.
Recall bias is a possibility, and persons with chronic health conditions such as SAIDs could overreport past exposure to vermiculite.
(4) Eward Said, "Reflections on Exile," Reflections on Exile and Other Essays (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 2000), 185; Culture and Imperialism (NY: Vintage, 1994), 407.