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heretofore

[heer-tuh-fawr, -fohr] /ˌhɪər təˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr/
adverb
1.
before this time; until now.
Origin of heretofore
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English heretoforn, equivalent to here here + toforn, Old English tōforan ( to + foran before; see fore1)
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heretofore

/ˌhɪətʊˈfɔː/
adverb
1.
(formal) until now; before this time
adjective
2.
(obsolete) previous; former
noun
3.
(archaic) the heretofore, the past
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Word Origin and History for heretofore

c.1200, from here + obsolete Old English toforan.

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