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[th air-on, -awn] /ˌðɛərˈɒn, -ˈɔn/
on or upon that or it.
immediately after that; thereupon.
Origin of thereon
before 900; Middle English ther on, Old English thǣron. See there, on Unabridged
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  • thereon the Red Lad called to him his captains and hostleaders and asked them of rede, and to be short therewith.

    The Sundering Flood William Morris
  • thereon one of them nodded and made room for him, and he passed in, which Tua noted also.

    Morning Star H. Rider Haggard
  • I met the father and asked him which was Le Duc's room, and thereon I went to see my fine fellow.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • thereon the great officers of Pharaoh took him and led him forth.

    The World's Desire H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang
  • And thereon he and Lizarann each had four bloomin' nuts, so 'ot you couldn't 'ardly 'andle 'em.

    It Never Can Happen Again William De Morgan
  • thereon they struck up an air which they had often sung on board ship.

    The Settlers William H. G. Kingston
  • The instrument may be restored to its proper form and recovery be had thereon.

  • And Gilberte thereon seized the opportunity to mention Father Fouchard's case.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • Then he seized his horn, which lay near, and blew thereon three shrill notes that echoed against the trees.

    Robin Hood J. Walker McSpadden
  • thereon I told the King without reserve all that had happened.

    In Kings' Byways Stanley J. Weyman
British Dictionary definitions for thereon


an archaic word for thereupon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for thereon

Old English þæron; see there + on.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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