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forthwith Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adverb without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
    straightaway; like a shot; at once; straight off; directly; right away; immediately; now; instantly.
    • he answered immediately
    • found an answer straightaway
    • an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith
    • Come here now!

Forth`with" adverb
  1. Immediately; without delay; directly.
    Immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales; and he received sight forthwith. Acts ix. 18.
  2. (Law) As soon as the thing required may be done by reasonable exertion confined to that object. Bouvier.

Webster 1913