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 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 The character who shall henceforth be known as Hot Journalist appears in episode four of The Crown's third season. Emma Specter, Vogue, "Fans of Fleabag's Hot Priest: Allow Me to Introduce You to The Crown's Hot Journalist," 18 Nov. 2019 Censors declared that calling blockchain a scam on social media was henceforth forbidden. Wired, "Opinion: China is Pushing Toward Global Blockchain Dominance," 12 Nov. 2019 The clip went viral, the young Shapiro shot to fame, and — in the eyes of their respective followings — the two men were henceforth sworn enemies. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, "How to Be a Popular Pundit," 21 Aug. 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 22 Feb. 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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