here|to|fore [ˌhıətuˈfo: US ˈhırtufo:r] adv formal
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: here + tofore 'before' (11-17 centuries) (from Old English toforan)]
before this time
In recent years we have seen greater emphasis than heretofore on the voice of the consumer.

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  • heretofore — I adverb before now, earlier, formerly, from the start, historically speaking, in the past, previous to, previously, prior to, retrospectively, up to this time II index theretofore Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Heretofore — Here to*fore , adv. Up to this time; hitherto; before; in time past. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heretofore — c.1200, from HERE (Cf. here) + obsolete O.E. toforan …   Etymology dictionary

  • heretofore — ► ADVERB formal ▪ before now …   English terms dictionary

  • heretofore — [hir΄to͞o fôr′, hir′to͞o fôr΄; hir΄təfôr, hir′təfôr] adv. [ME her (see HERE) + toforen, before < OE toforan] up until now; until the present; before this …   English World dictionary

  • heretofore — [[t]hɪ͟ə(r)tuːfɔ͟ː(r)[/t]] ADV: usu ADV with v, also ADV adj, ADV with cl Heretofore means before this time or up to now . [mainly AM, FORMAL] They reported that clouds are an important and heretofore uninvestigated contributor to the climate.… …   English dictionary

  • heretofore — adverb /ˌhɪətuˈfoː/ Prior to now, up to the present time; from the origin to this point. We now make available these works which were heretofore unpublished. See Also: hitherto …   Wiktionary

  • heretofore — adv. Heretofore is used with these adjectives: ↑unknown, ↑unused …   Collocations dictionary

  • heretofore — At a time before the present; formerly. Andrews v Thayer, 40 Conn 156. As used in the constitutional phrase the right of trial by jury as heretofore enjoyed, the word relates to the past and to determine the true meaning of the phrase, it is… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • heretofore — adverb Date: 13th century up to this time ; hitherto …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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