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English definition of “hereafter”

hereafter

adverb     /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.Starting from a particular time
(Definition of hereafter adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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