[heer-bahy, heer-bahy]


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.
Obsolete. nearby.

Origin of hereby

1200–50; Middle English. See here, by1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for hereby

herewith, thus

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(used in official statements, proclamations, etc) by means of or as a result of this
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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