n.1.A leader, or would-be leader, in matters of knowledge or taste.
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, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.