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henceforth

[hens-fawrth, -fohrth; hens-fawrth, -fohrth] /ˈhɛnsˈfɔrθ, -ˈfoʊrθ; ˈhɛnsˌfɔrθ, -ˌfoʊrθ/
adverb
1.
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)
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Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English hennes forward; see hence, forth
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British Dictionary definitions for henceforward

henceforth

/ˈhɛnsˈfɔːθ/
adverb
1.
from this time forward; from now on
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Word Origin and History for henceforward
adv.

late 14c., from hence + forward (adv.).

henceforth

adv.

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

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