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Origin of herein

before 1000; Middle English; Old English hērinne. See here, in Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for herein

here, included, within

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Contemporary Examples of herein

Historical Examples of herein

  • He had not been outspoken, it is true, and herein lay one of the dangers.

  • But the time for his next move was not yet; and herein was the real man.

    The Law-Breakers

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • Herein he produces one of the “three agreements that ought to be in a song,” viz.

    Y Gododin


  • Ere I could pursue the question some one knocked at the door, and in answer to our herein!

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • Herein is seen the true cleverness of a man, and also his nothingness and want of manhood.

British Dictionary definitions for herein


  1. formal in or into this place, thing, document, etc
  2. rare in this respect, circumstance, etc
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Word Origin and History for herein

late Old English herinne; see here + in.

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