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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Americans were hereby convinced that Christmas trees were desirable holiday decorations. Country Living, "The History of the Christmas Tree Goes Back Farther Than You Might Realize," 4 Sep. 2019 An international league for Pan liberation, cultural rehabilitation and preservation is hereby established through this manifesto. Wesley J. Smith, National Review, "Chimpanzee Liberation? Why Animal Rights and Human Rights Cannot Coexist," 15 Aug. 2019 You are hereby directed to initiate criminal investigation with regard to the lapses of the above officers to prevent and minimize the above attack,’’ Livera wrote to Wickremaratne. Bharatha Mallawarachi,, "Police to face criminal probe on ‘lapses’ over Easter blast," 20 June 2019 Americans shall have good health care, and the secretary of health and human services is hereby empowered to do what is necessary to make that happen. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Inching Back toward the Rule of Law," 23 June 2019 The Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "The dubious art of Trump’s deal with Mexico," 10 June 2019 Effective immediately, the defendant’s access to the parties’ children is hereby suspended. Dave Altimari,, "Police return to Hartford trash facility to search for clues in Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance. Judge takes no action on custody of her five children," 5 June 2019 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

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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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