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From Middle English heretoforn, equivalent to here (here) + toforn (before), from Old English toforan (before). More at here, tofore.

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heretofore (not comparable)

  1. (formal) Prior to now, until now, up to the present time; from the beginning to this point.
    We now make available these works which were heretofore unpublished.

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