there·​of | \ t͟her-ˈəv How to pronounce thereof (audio) , -ˈäv \

Definition of thereof

1 : of that or it
2 : from that cause or particular : therefrom

Examples of thereof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year, though, South Carolina's fireworks policies, or lack thereof, have assumed greater import. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "How the Mustang Shelby GT500 Saved the Fourth of July," 4 July 2020 Phil Kerpen comments on the reasoning (or lack thereof) behind school systems mandating stay-at-home schedules for the coming school year. Larry O'connor, Washington Examiner, "Rep. Tom McClintock, Corey DeAngelis and Phil Kerpen discuss the cultural shifts in America," 1 July 2020 But Trump’s own words — and lack thereof at key moments — have sent a far more conciliatory message to Moscow. Nancy Benac,, "Analysis: What Trump leaves unspoken carries consequences," 1 July 2020 But this logic — or lack thereof — discounts the pandemic of it all. Sarah Midkiff,, "The Problem With Politicizing Face Masks," 30 June 2020 There is no guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that fear (or the lack thereof) can prevent community spread of a virus. Katherine Fitzgerald, The Arizona Republic, "Kyler Murray video shows Arizona Cardinals offense rolling with workouts," 30 June 2020 Through it all, the community argued — about representation, about funding, about respectability or lack thereof. Ryan Kost,, "50 years of San Francisco Pride, from Stonewall to Black Lives Matter," 26 June 2020 In context, the trio clearly changed it in response to police violence towards blacks in the U.S. and resulting protests and fallout thereof. Matt Wake |, al, "Dixie Chicks, country music stars, change their name," 25 June 2020 Hold lawmakers and public officials accountable for their actions or lack thereof. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, "Less talk, more action: How Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence is trying to inspire change in his own way," 23 June 2020

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First Known Use of thereof

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of thereof was before the 12th century

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9 Jul 2020

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“Thereof.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of thereof

formal : of the thing that has been mentioned


there·​of | \ t͟her-ˈəv How to pronounce thereof (audio) , -ˈäv \

Kids Definition of thereof

: of that or it Our teacher explained the problem and the solution thereof.

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