The definition of a foreward is a short introduction to a book, often written by someone other than the book's author.(noun)
The section at the beginning of a book about a politicians life that is written by the politician himself, instead of by the author of the rest of the book, is an example of a foreward.
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Origin: transl. of Ger vorwort < vor, fore + wort, word
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