(formal) Prior to now, until now, up to the present time; from the origin to this point.
We now make available these works which were heretofore unpublished.
Origin of heretofore
Middle English herehereheretoforepreviously (from Old English tōforan) (tōtoto) (foranbefore) (fromforefore)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English heretoforn, equivalent to here (“here”) + toforn (“before”), from Old English toforan (“before”). More at here, tofore.
Heretofore Sentence Examples
dissolve it by destroying that religious unity which had heretofore been its complement.
After the destruction of Jerusalem the Judaean Rabbinic schools took refuge in the Galilee they had heretofore despised.
The low price of agriculturalproduce, beneficial though it might be to the general community, had lessened the ability of the land to bear the proportion of taxation which had heretofore been imposed upon it.
a licence that the same may be sold and read of every person, without danger of any act, proclamation or ordinance, heretofore granted to the contrary."
In response the Moravians, at the General Synod (1909), welcomed the offer, but also declared their wish (a) to preserve their independence as a "Protestant Episcopal Church"; (b) to co-operate freely as heretofore with other Evangelical Churches.