Meaning of hereby

here•by

Pronunciation: (hēr-bī', hēr'bī"), [key]
— adv.
  1. by this, or the present, declaration, action, document, etc.; by means of this; as a result of this: I hereby resign as president of the class.
  2. nearby.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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