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hereby

[heer-bahy, heer-bahy] /hɪərˈbaɪ, ˈhɪərˌbaɪ/
adverb
1.
by this, or the present, declaration, action, document, etc.; by means of this; as a result of this:
I hereby resign as president of the class.
2.
Obsolete. nearby.
Origin of hereby
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English. See here, by1
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hereby

/ˌhɪəˈbaɪ/
adverb
1.
(used in official statements, proclamations, etc) by means of or as a result of this
2.
(archaic) nearby
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Word Origin and History for hereby

mid-13c., from here + by. Cf. Dutch hierbij, German hierbei.

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