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[th air-fawr] /ˌðɛərˈfɔr/
for or in exchange for that or this; for it:
a refund therefor.
Origin of therefor
First recorded in 1125-75, therefor is from the Middle English word therfor. See there, for
Can be confused
therefor, therefore. Unabridged
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  • By winsome dame full many / therefor must bitter tear be shed.

  • Schoenberg is new; is he therefor to be considered better than Beethoven?

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • None is therefor accountable to others, and no unsolicited judge may interfere.

    Woman under socialism August Bebel
  • And they alone predicted the future to those who sought of them therefor.

    Mysticism and its Results John Delafield
  • They concluded (and did not criticise her therefor) that she held herself socially above each and all of them.

    Brave Tom Edward S. Ellis
  • Mr. Pendyce's eyes searched here and therefor what, he did not know.

    The Country House John Galsworthy
  • Ne'er deserved hath Siegfried / in such way your hate, That he therefor should forfeit / at your hands his life.

  • therefor it was equally certain that the doctor had made a most prodigious discovery.

    The Blind Spot Austin Hall
  • They who had slain them threw down their shields upon the field; unwittingly had they done it, and right heavy were they therefor.

  • Good friends, now give ye counsel / how we therefor prepare.

British Dictionary definitions for therefor


(archaic) for this, that, or it: he will be richer therefor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for therefor

see therefore.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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