[th air-uhv, -ov]


of that or it.
from or out of that origin or cause.

Origin of thereof

before 1000; Middle English therof, Old English thǣrof. See there, of1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for thereof

Contemporary Examples of thereof

Historical Examples of thereof

  • Let him set sail: this is the sum: thereof be thou our messenger.'

  • The bread of the needy is their life; he that defraudeth them thereof is a man of blood.

    Las Casas

    Alice J. Knight

  • However, not to leave you disconsolate, I will tell you some thereof.

  • You may safely make the peasants a present thereof, as it will be mostly filled by them.

    The Day of Wrath

    Maurus Jkai

  • If his friends should ever hear of her, they could not inform him thereof, as no one knew where he was.

    Alonzo and Melissa

    Daniel Jackson, Jr.

British Dictionary definitions for thereof


adverb formal

of or concerning that or it
from or because of that
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Word Origin and History for thereof

Old English þær of; see there + of.

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