here·to·fore /ˈhɪrtəˌfor, ˌfɔr, ˌhɪrtəˈ/
Here·to·fore adv. Up to this time; hitherto; before; in time past.
adv : used in negative statement to describe a situation that has
existed up to this point or up to the present time; "So
far he hasn't called"; "the sun isn't up yet" [syn: so
far, thus far, up to now, hitherto, as yet, yet,
til now, until now]