forthwith

[ fawrth-with, -with, fohrth- ]
/ ˌfɔrθˈwɪθ, -ˈwɪð, ˌfoʊrθ- /

adverb

immediately; at once; without delay: Any official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith.

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Origin of forthwith

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at forth, with
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British Dictionary definitions for forthwith

forthwith
/ (ˌfɔːθˈwɪθ, -ˈwɪð) /

adverb

at once; immediately
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