E-WOTD: Hitherto

Means: “until now” or “until the point in time under discussion”

* There is a need to replace what has hitherto been a haphazard method of payment.
* Under the bill, companies would be required to reveal the secrets of hitherto-exclusive copy-protection technologies such as Apple’s FairPlay format and the ATRAC3 code used by Sony’s Connect store and Walkman players.

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