hereby

[ heer-bahy, heer-bahy ]
/ hɪərˈbaɪ, ˈhɪərˌbaɪ /

adverb

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.

Nearby words

  1. hereabout,
  2. hereabouts,
  3. hereafter,
  4. hereat,
  5. hereaway,
  6. heredes,
  7. heredia,
  8. heredia, josé maría de,
  9. hereditable,
  10. hereditament

Origin of hereby

1200–50; Middle English. See here, by1

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British Dictionary definitions for hereby

hereby

/ (ˌhɪəˈbaɪ) /

adverb

(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

hereby

mid-13c., from here + by. Cf. Dutch hierbij, German hierbei.

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