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Definition of Forthwith

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immediately, at once
Forthwith Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(adv.)
Immediately; without delay; directly.
  
(adv.)
As soon as the thing required may be done by reasonable exertion confined to that object.
  
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forthwith
\forth`with"\ (? or ?; see with), adv.
1. immediately; without delay; directly. immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales; and he received sight forthwith. x. 18.
2. (law) as soon as the thing required may be done by reasonable exertion confined to that object.
forthwith
adv : without delay; with no time intervening; "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "come here now!" [syn: immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away , at once, in real time]



WordNet 2.0

Adverb
1. without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"
(synonym) immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, in real time, like a shot
Forthwith Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
As quickly as reasonably possible. When a thing is to be done forthwith, it seems that it must be performed as soon as by reasonable exertion, confined to that object, it may be done. This is the import of the term; it varies, of course, with every particular case.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.