here·​by | \ hir-ˈbī How to pronounce hereby (audio) , ˈhir-ˌbī\

Definition of hereby

: by this means

Examples of hereby in a Sentence

I hereby declare the Olympic Games officially open. The sum will hereby be charged to your account. The parties to the lawsuit hereby agree to settle the matter out of court.
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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1., "Read the text of the executive order Trump just signed on family separation," 20 June 2018 This summer, all our thirst traps and sext exchanges are hereby sponsored by Rihanna, the alpha and omega of savage. Allison P. Davis, The Cut, "Rihanna’s Lingerie Line Will Inspire You to Be Your Thottiest Self," 11 May 2018 For good cause shown, it is hereby ordered that: The government’s motion to dismiss the indictment pursuant to Rule 48 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure is granted. Natalie Stone,, "Mark Salling's Child Pornography Case Dismissed After His Suicide," 7 Feb. 2018 Per Coach Harbaugh, you are hereby indefinitely suspended. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's Jim Harbaugh subject of threatening tweets; police investigating," 17 Apr. 2018 The privacy policy is hereby incorporated by this reference into this Agreement. ELLE Decor, "Terms of Use," 23 Apr. 2013 In a range of shades, including basic black, more vibrant varieties like the above yellow and even a snakeskin, the endless dilemma of how to possibly hold your drink and your bag simultaneously is hereby solved. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hands-Free," 8 Apr. 2014 The bill reads: The state of Minnesota hereby adopts a policy of zero tolerance of Arie Luyendyk Jr. from season 22 of The Bachelor. Cady Lang, Time, "This Politician Wants Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. Banned From the State. There's Even a Bill.," 8 Mar. 2018 The state of Minnesota hereby adopts a policy of zero tolerance of Arie Luyendyk, Jr. from season 22 of The Bachelor. Megan Friedman, Marie Claire, "It’s Official: There’s Now a Bill to Ban ‘Bachelor’ Arie From Minnesota," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of hereby

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hereby

formal : by means of this act, these words, this document, etc.


here·​by | \ hir-ˈbī How to pronounce hereby (audio) \

Kids Definition of hereby

: by means of this You are hereby warned.

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to affect and impair by alcohol or a drug

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