thereupon

adverb

there·​up·​on ˈt͟her-ə-ˌpȯn How to pronounce thereupon (audio)
-ˌpän;
ˌt͟her-ə-ˈpȯn,
-ˈpän
1
: on that matter
2
3
: immediately after that

Examples of thereupon in a Sentence

The committee reviewed the documents and thereupon decided to accept the proposal. The jurors discussed the evidence and made their decision thereupon.
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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Thereupon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thereupon. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

thereupon

adverb
there·​upon
ˈt͟har-ə-ˌpȯn,
ˈt͟her-,
-ˌpän
1
: on that matter
they disagreed thereupon
2
3
: immediately after that
saw his bad grades and thereupon cut off his allowance

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