Thence meaning

thĕns, thĕns
From there, from that place or from that time. (I came thence.)

(technical) Commonly used in property descriptions by land surveyors, or aviators relating to IFR established flying procedures, e.g. Cross fix at 6000 feet, thence descend to 3000 feet and fly direct to MAP (missed approach point).

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(archaic, literary) From that place; therefrom.
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On that account; therefore.
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From that place; from there.

Flew to Helsinki and thence to Moscow.

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From that circumstance or source; therefrom.
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(archaic) From that time; thenceforth.
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From that time; thenceforth.
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(literary) Deriving from this or as a result of this.
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Origin of thence

  • Middle English thennes thenne from there (from Old English thanon to- in Indo-European roots) -es genitive sing. suff. –s3

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition