[hens-fawrth, -fohrth; hens-fawrth, -fohrth]
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Also hence·for·ward [hens-fawr-werd, -fohr-; hens-fawr-werd, -fohr-] /ˌhɛnsˈfɔr wərd, -ˈfoʊr-; ˈhɛnsˈfɔr wərd, -ˈfoʊr-/.

Origin of henceforth

1300–50; Middle English hennes forward; see hence, forth
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Examples from the Web for henceforward

Contemporary Examples of henceforward

  • Women may henceforward qualify for every duty, including combat infantry.

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    The Truth About Women in Combat

    David Frum

    March 1, 2013

  • Henceforward, all signs, stamps and official documents will bear the new letterhead.

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    'Palestine:' A State in Name Only

    David Frum

    January 5, 2013

  • Expect Biden, henceforward, to be as near to silent on the question of Afghanistan as it is possible for a vice president to be.

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    A Turning Point in the War

    Tunku Varadarajan

    June 29, 2010

Historical Examples of henceforward

British Dictionary definitions for henceforward


henceforwards or henceforward

  1. from this time forward; from now on
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Word Origin and History for henceforward

late 14c., from hence + forward (adv.).



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

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