Fore"wit`\, n. 1. A leader, or would-be leader, in matters of knowledge or taste. [Obs.]

Nor that the forewits, that would draw the rest unto their liking, always like the best. --B. Jonson.

2. Foresight; prudence.

Let this forewit guide thy thought. --Southwell.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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