Forelay Fore*lay", v. t. 1. To lay down beforehand. [1913 Webster]

These grounds being forelaid and understood. --Mede. [1913 Webster]

2. To waylay. See {Forlay}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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