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[hens-fawrth, -fohrth; hens-fawrth, -fohrth] /ˈhɛnsˈfɔrθ, -ˈfoʊrθ; ˈhɛnsˌfɔrθ, -ˌfoʊrθ/
from now on; from this point forward.
Also, henceforward
[hens-fawr-werd, -fohr-, hens-fawr-werd, -fohr-] /ˌhɛnsˈfɔr wərd, -ˈfoʊr-, ˈhɛnsˈfɔr wərd, -ˈfoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of henceforth
1300-50; Middle English hennes forward; see hence, forth Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I belong to you henceforth, and my only regret is that I am of so little worth.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • henceforth she could freely unburden herself and tell the truth.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • He had heretofore been my friend; henceforth he was my slave, yet, let me add, none the less my friend.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • henceforth I have another score against Morella, and I will pay it too.

    Fair Margaret H. Rider Haggard
  • He was engaged by the company, and henceforth his career as an inventor was secure.

British Dictionary definitions for henceforth


from this time forward; from now on
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for henceforth

late 14c., earlier henne forth (late Old English); see hence + forth.

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