theretofore

adverb
there·​to·​fore | \ ˈt͟her-tə-ˌfȯr How to pronounce theretofore (audio) ; ˌt͟her-tə-ˈfȯr \

Definition of theretofore

: up to that time a theretofore unknown author

First Known Use of theretofore

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Theretofore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/theretofore. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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