here·​by hir-ˈbī How to pronounce hereby (audio)
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hereby was in the 13th century

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“Hereby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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here·​by hi(ə)r-ˈbī How to pronounce hereby (audio)
: by means of this

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