forewit

b) One who puts himself forward as a leader in matters of taste or criticism.

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  • Forewit — Fore wit , n. 1. A leader, or would be leader, in matters of knowledge or taste. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Nor that the forewits, that would draw the rest unto their liking, always like the best. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. Foresight; prudence.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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