thenceforward

adverb
thence·​for·​ward | \ t͟hen(t)s-ˈfȯr-wərd How to pronounce thenceforward (audio) also then(t)s- \
variants: or less commonly thenceforwards \ t͟hen(t)s-​ˈfȯr-​wərdz How to pronounce thenceforward (audio) also  then(t)s-​ \

Definition of thenceforward

: onward from that place or time

Examples of thenceforward in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This contrived right — never before or since applied to any other refugee population — found its way into U.N. General Assembly Resolution 194, which Arab governments thenceforward wielded as a cudgel against the Jewish state. Michael M. Rosen, National Review, "The Real Obstacle to Peace in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of thenceforward

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Thenceforward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thenceforward. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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