Foreword definitions

fôr'wərd
The definition of a foreward is a short introduction to a book, often written by someone other than the book's author.

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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A preface or an introductory note, as for a book, especially by a person other than the author.
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An introductory statement to a book, esp. one written by someone other than the book's author.
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An introductory section preceding the main text of a book or other document; a preface or introduction.
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Origin of foreword

Morphologically fore- +‎ word, a calque of German Vorwort, itself a calque of Latin praefatio (“preface”).