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 After all, henceforth they will all be known at the very least as Academy Award nominees. Los Angeles Times, "Four first-timers adjust to the words ‘Academy Award nominee’," 14 Apr. 2021 The Queen has been pleased to declare her will and pleasure that His 'Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh shall henceforth be known as His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The Moment Philip Became a British Prince—And Why He Isn't the King," 9 Apr. 2021 But Malaysia’s home ministry decreed in 1986 that the word Allah, among others, would henceforth be reserved for the exclusive use, in print at least, of Muslims, who are more than 60% of the population. The Economist, "In the name of God Malaysians are fighting one another over the word “Allah”," 31 Mar. 2021 Basic Instinct had opened the Cannes festival that spring, and Stone, who would henceforth be famous forever, had paid off her parents’ mortgage with a check for $17,000. Jo Livingstone, The New Republic, "Sharon Stone and the Fantasy of Female Domination," 30 Mar. 2021 The commission, finding that parks were already a powerful machine whose operations henceforth needed to be maximized, advised the Department of the Interior, overseer of the National Park Service, to expand its advertising operation. Christopher Ketcham, Harper's Magazine, "The Business of Scenery," 16 Mar. 2021 The judges almost explicitly say so during this week’s deliberations, which shall henceforth be known as the Roast of Tina Burner. Paul Mccallion, Vulture, "RuPaul’s Drag Race," 12 Mar. 2021 What's gone is the V-12, as that's henceforth a Maybach engine. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, "Sportier 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL-Class to Add AWD," 11 Mar. 2021 However, she was stripped of the title Her Royal Highness and was henceforth referred to as Diana, Princess of Wales, seen as a petty move on the part of the palace. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, "Kristen Stewart transforms into Princess Diana: See photos in first look for new film 'Spencer'," 27 Jan. 2021

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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 23 Apr. 2021.

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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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