Asked • 03/21/19

Henceforth vs. "hereinafter"?

What is the most suitable way to express that a sentence/word will be "replaced by" another sentence/word, from that point (in a text, for instance)?> * Henceforth called/named...* Hereinafter called/named...

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Benjamin P. answered • 03/21/19

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Neil M.

A mention of "hereafter" vs "hereinafter" would be useful. I always associate the former with the afterlife...


Benjamin P.

Hereafter, when used as an adverb (something that modifies an action word) means exactly the same thing as henceforth. It's a reference to time--from this moment onward. When used as a noun, a thing, it does as you say, refer only to the afterlife. But the term hereinafter means here within the remainder of this document.


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