theretofore


there·to·fore

adverb \ˈther-tə-ˌfr; ˌther-tə-ˈ\

Definition of THERETOFORE

:  up to that time <a theretofore unknown author>

Examples of THERETOFORE

  1. <theretofore the couple hadn't given much thought to marriage, but the unplanned pregnancy changed everything>

First Known Use of THERETOFORE

14th century

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