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thereto

[ thair-too ]
/ ˌðɛərˈtu /
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adverb
to that place, thing, etc.
to that matter, circumstance, etc.
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Also there·un·to [thair-uhn-too, thair-uhn-too]. /ˌðɛər ʌnˈtu, ˌðɛərˈʌn tu/.

Origin of thereto

before 900; Middle English therto,Old English thǣrtō.See there, to
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What does thereto mean?

Thereto means to the thing that was just mentioned, as in Please complete the form and place it in the envelope attached thereto (translation: Please complete the form and place it in the envelope attached to the form).

Thereto is fairly formal and is often used in legal language.

Example: We will have time after the presentation for all the questions pertaining thereto.

Where does thereto come from?

The first records of the word thereto come from before 900.

There are many similar words based on the combination of the word there and a preposition, each of which has a different meaning, including thereabout, thereabouts, thereafter, thereat, thereby, therefor, therefore, therefrom, therein, thereinafter, thereinto, thereof, thereon, theretofore, thereunder, thereupon, therewith, and therewithal.

Other words are constructed in similar ways, such as whereto, meaning “to which,” as in the question whereto I was referring (translation: the question to which I was referring or the question I was referring to).

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Thereto is fairly formal and is often used in legal language.

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Is thereto used correctly in the following sentence?

The contract covers the named parties and any groups affiliated thereto.

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British Dictionary definitions for thereto

thereto
/ (ˌðɛəˈtuː) /

adverb
formal to that or itthe form attached thereto
obsolete in addition to that
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