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theretofore

[th air-tuh-fawr, -fohr] /ˌðɛər təˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr/
adverb
1.
before or until that time.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English ther tofore. See there, heretofore
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theretofore

/ˌðɛətʊˈfɔː/
adverb
1.
(formal) before that time; previous to that
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