Heretofore Definition

Up until now; until the present; before this.
Webster's New World

Origin of Heretofore

  • Middle English here here here tofore previously (from Old English tōforan) ( to to) (foran before) (from fore fore)

    From 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.

    From Wiktionary

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