hence·​forth ˈhen(t)s-ˌfȯrth How to pronounce henceforth (audio)
: from this point on

Examples of henceforth in a Sentence

Henceforth, supervisors will report directly to the manager. She announced that henceforth she would be running the company.
Recent Examples on the Web Well, children in school are typically instructed to learn about mathematical or arithmetic reasoning, and henceforth throughout life are presumably supposed to use that mental means to derive such answers. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The examiner cut the corner off my regular driver’s license—henceforth void—and handed me a piece of paper with my photo on it: my temporary Class-A CDL. Emily Gogolak, Harper's Magazine, 9 Jan. 2024 This will not only distort the 2024 presidential election but will also mire courts henceforth in political controversies over nebulous accusations of insurrection. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 28 Dec. 2023 In May, the Laramie County School District superintendent told J.D.'s mother that Jacquot had no need to access the records and that his access was henceforth restricted, the complaint said. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 5 Dec. 2023 In a blog post published this week, video game captain of industry Electronic Arts (referred to as EA henceforth) outlined several of the accessibility features included in Motive’s popular horror title Dead Space. Steven Aquino, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023 When coming from this keyboard, any prediction will henceforth proceed with caution, particularly here, when both Lakers anchors are swimming in questions. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 23 Oct. 2023 Did people think that Team USA would just win all the World Cups henceforth and through eternity? Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2023 Pregnant women would henceforth have to travel 46 miles for the nearest hospital obstetric services. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of henceforth was in the 14th century

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“Henceforth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/henceforth. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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hence·​forth ˈhen(t)s-ˌfō(ə)rth How to pronounce henceforth (audio)
: from this point on

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