Pronunciation: (hens),[key] —adv. 1. as an inference from this fact; for this reason; therefore: The eggs were very fresh and hence satisfactory. 2. from this time; from now: They will leave a month hence. 3. from this source or origin.
4. Archaic. a. from this place; from here; away: The inn is but a quarter mile hence. b. from this world or from the living: After a long, hard life they were taken hence. c. henceforth; from this time on.