Definition of hitherto in English:

hitherto

Line breaks: hith|er¦to
Pronunciation: /hɪðəˈtuː
 
, ˈhɪðətuː
 
/

adverb

  • Until now or until the point in time under discussion: hitherto part of French West Africa, Benin achieved independence in 1960
    More example sentences
    • As someone who has hitherto needed to reject one thing before moving on to another, Juliet is on her mettle, and she knows it.
    • He was billeted at her home where her seven brothers had hitherto protected her from any approach by potential suitors.
    • McLeish is now secure enough in his own position to be able to straight bat these, hitherto, distractions.
    Synonyms
    previously, formerly, earlier, so far, thus far, before, beforehand, to date, as yet; until now, until then, up until now, up until then, till now, till then, up to now, up to then
    rare heretofore

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