[th air-uhn-der]


under or beneath that.
under the authority of or in accordance with that.

Origin of thereunder

before 900; Middle English therunder, Old English thǣrunder. See there, under Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for thereunder

Historical Examples of thereunder

  • For by them, we can at least get hold of him, and all points in his prior antics can be thereunder disposed of.

    The Arena


  • Thereunder crept Ulysses, and found great store of leaves, shelter enough for two or three, even in a great storm.

    Stories of the Old world

    Alfred John Church

  • They wore turbans too, and thereunder peered out their elfin faces at me,—faces with protruding lower-jaws and bright eyes.

British Dictionary definitions for thereunder


adverb formal

(in documents, etc) below that or it; subsequently in that; thereafter
under the terms or authority of that
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Word Origin and History for thereunder

Old English þærunder; see there + under.

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