Hereinafter is a term that is used to refer to a subsequent portion of a document. For instance, a document will often use the phrase “hereinafter named” and then state a term or a name. This means that throughout the remaining portions of the document, the person or property in question will be referred to by the stated term.
If a document states “the benefactor grants unto the recipient the assets hereinafter called the inherited assets”, then, throughout the remaining portion of the document, the assets left to the recipient by the benefactor will be called the “inherited assets”. It is important to understand the meaning of the term hereinafter and what this term implies, as it is frequently used in legal documents. Failure to understand this term can lead to confusion and lack of comprehension when review the remaining portion of the document.
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