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[heer-in] /hɪərˈɪn/
in or into this place.
in this fact, circumstance, etc.; in view of this.
Origin of herein
before 1000; Middle English; Old English hērinne. See here, in Unabridged
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  • My guess is, if there's intelligent life near the binary system described herein, it would be highly mutable in its thinking.
British Dictionary definitions for herein


(formal) in or into this place, thing, document, etc
(rare) in this respect, circumstance, etc
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Word Origin and History for herein

late Old English herinne; see here + in.

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