Hitherto is defined as up until now, or up to the present point.
An example of hitherto is the things that have occurred before and up to the present time.
- until this time; to now
- Obs. hither
Origin of hithertosee hither and to
Until this time: The weather, which had hitherto been sunny and mild, suddenly turned cold.
- (formal or law) Up to this or that time.