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hereafter

adverb uk   /ˌhɪəˈrɑːf.tər/ us    /ˌhɪrˈæf.tɚ/ (also hereinafter) formal or specialized
starting from this time; in the future: Elizabeth Gaskell's novel 'Ruth' will hereafter be cited within the text as EG.

hereafter

noun [S] uk   /ˌhɪəˈrɑːf.tər/ us    /ˌhɪrˈæf.tɚ/ formal
the hereafter life after death: She had a firm conviction that they would meet again in the hereafter.
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