hence·​forth | \ ˈhen(t)s-ˌfȯrth How to pronounce henceforth (audio) , hen(t)s-ˈfȯrth \

Definition of henceforth

: from this point on

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Henceforth, supervisors will report directly to the manager. She announced that henceforth she would be running the company.
Recent Examples on the Web Expansion was to continue but was henceforth to emphasize hegemony rather than formal empire. Andrew J. Bacevich, Harper's magazine, "The Old Normal," 2 Mar. 2020 None of them will henceforth be under any obligation to inform the people receiving their services about secular alternatives, nor will the government be required to provide them. Katherine Stewart, The New York Review of Books, "The Real Meaning of ‘Religious Liberty’: A License to Discriminate," 28 Feb. 2020 In addition, three of the four Bones say henceforth they will be known as Krayzie Boneless, Flesh-N-Boneless, and Wish Boneless. cleveland, "Bone Thugs-N-Harmony changing name to Boneless Thugs N-Harmony (but not really)," 19 Feb. 2020 It’s been suggested that pangolins are the intermediate carriers of the novel coronavirus that began in Wuhan and is henceforth to be called Covid-19. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "Impact investment has an incentive problem," 13 Feb. 2020 The settlement includes an acknowledgement that some YouTube content is directed toward children and therefore does fall under the regulatory scope of COPPA; Google will henceforth make an effort to identify and label such content. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "The FTC’s 2020 COPPA rules have YouTube creators scared," 6 Jan. 2020 Originally a distinguishing element of any Aoki performances, #cakeface would henceforth be a glory reserved only for his own shows. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The Top 100 Moments of the EDM Decade," 17 Dec. 2019 Turkey will henceforth be responsible for all ISIS fighters in the area captured over the past two years, the e-mail warned. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "Trump’s Muddled Syria Policy Opens the Way for More War in the Middle East," 8 Oct. 2019 The death of Mongolian Groom means racing's survival may henceforth be harder. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Mongolian Groom's death in Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita will haunt horse racing," 3 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of henceforth

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Henceforth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/henceforth. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of henceforth

formal : from this time forward : starting now


hence·​forth | \ ˈhens-ˌfȯrth How to pronounce henceforth (audio) \

Kids Definition of henceforth

: from this time on I henceforth vow to tell the truth.

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