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Up to the present time; before this; previously.
[Middle English : here, here; see here + tofore, previously (from Old English tōforan : tō, to; see to + foran, before, from fore; see fore).]
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(Law) formal until now; before this time
obsolete previous; former
the heretofore archaic the past
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here•to•fore(ˌhɪər təˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr)
before this time; until now.
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|Adv.||1.||heretofore - used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time; "So far he hasn't called"; "the sun isn't up yet"|
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heretofore[ˌhɪətʊˈfɔːʳ] ADV (frm) (= up to specified point) → hasta aquí; (= up to now) → hasta ahora, hasta este momento; (= previously) → con anterioridad
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heretofore[ˌhɪərtuˈfɔːr] adv (mainly US) (= hitherto) → jusqu'ici
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