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[hens-fawrth, -fohrth; hens-fawrth, -fohrth] /ˈhɛnsˈfɔrθ, -ˈfoʊrθ; ˈhɛnsˌfɔrθ, -ˌfoʊrθ/
from now on; from this point forward.
Also, henceforward
[hens-fawr-werd, -fohr-, hens-fawr-werd, -fohr-] /ˌhɛnsˈfɔr wərd, -ˈfoʊr-, ˈhɛnsˈfɔr wərd, -ˈfoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of henceforth
1300-50; Middle English hennes forward; see hence, forth Unabridged
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Examples from the web for henceforth
  • henceforth it will be conciliatory but firm in the execution of the laws.
  • Apply technology to the economy, and the economy henceforth is about technology.
  • Growth will henceforth be tempered by the need to address substantial structural problems across the economy.
  • Though the police have dropped the matter, mothers at gymkhanas will eye each other even more suspiciously henceforth.
  • They announced that shaved heads would henceforth become a summer ritual.
  • The budget's timidity is a reminder of the nasty decisions greenery will henceforth entail.
  • henceforth the byline matters, unusually so in our case.
  • Lee's tactics nonetheless worked: the mining bosses' side of the story was given a fairer hearing henceforth.
  • The competent realise that henceforth the way to succeed is to become incompetent.
  • Introduce it into journalism, and henceforth journalism is about the technology.
British Dictionary definitions for henceforth


from this time forward; from now on
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Word Origin and History for henceforth

late 14c., earlier henne forth (late Old English); see hence + forth.

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