I have a question regarding to formal phrase "in manner hereinafter mentioned".

I need to make a remark in the end of the sentence that the detailed information regarding that question is elsewhere in the document. Though I cannot point the precise clause of the document because it has no determination.

So I want to use a phrase that say to a document reader that there is the detailed information herein but the reader need to look for it by themselves.

Is the phrase "in manner hereinafter mentioned" good for the official document context?

For example here is the sentence:

When your work with the system is done, make sure to disconnect the cables and turn off the system (in manner hereinafter mentioned).

I will be grateful for any assistance!


Your context (an instructional manual) does not justify that degree of formality. You want to say "as described below".

But if you were writing a legal contract, something like it might be used. However, an article is required:

... in the manner set forth below.

or simply

... as set forth below.

The word hereinafter means "henceforward in this document", so it does not mean "as described below". Here is how it is used:

Gamilato (hereinafter "Questioner") ...

It means that when the word Questioner is encountered later in the document, it refers to "Gamilato".

  • Okay, so this phrase is really the chancellery from jurisprudence field? And you're right, the context is more like instructional manual. But doesn't the phrase as described below point that the detailed info is just below that particular sentence and not elsewhere in the document? – Gamilato Sep 18 '18 at 10:40
  • The jungles of jurisprudence are hereinafter's usual habitat, but the word could appear in a work of scholarship as well. below could mean later in the chapter. It does not necessarily mean "immediately below". – Tᴚoɯɐuo Sep 18 '18 at 10:43
  • May I say as described herein below. Does it sound okay? I mean, from my point of view, seems that herein makes wider the sense of below. – Gamilato Sep 18 '18 at 10:50
  • No, that is not good. herein is another word that's too formal for your context for one thing, and for another, below alone would suffice. herein means something like "in multiple places in this text" or "throughout this text". – Tᴚoɯɐuo Sep 18 '18 at 10:52
  • I see! Thank you so much for your help. I wish I had that intuitive feel for the English like you. – Gamilato Sep 18 '18 at 10:54

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