Whereas
Whereas Where*as", adv. At which place; where. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

At last they came whereas that lady bode. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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  • whereas — [hwer az′, weraz′] conj. 1. it being the case that; in view of the fact that: used in the preamble to a formal document [whereas the following incidents have occurred] 2. while on the contrary; but on the other hand [she is careful, whereas he… …   English World dictionary

  • whereas — conj. (1) Considering that something is the case; used in legal documents to begin an introductory statement. (2) In comparison to; in contrast with. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney… …   Law dictionary

  • Whereas — Where*as , conj. [1913 Webster] 1. Considering that; it being the case that; since; used to introduce a preamble which is the basis of declarations, affirmations, commands, requests, or like, that follow. [1913 Webster] 2. When in fact; while on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whereas — mid 14c., where; early 15c., in consideration of the fact that, from WHERE (Cf. where) + AS (Cf. as) …   Etymology dictionary

  • whereas — ► CONJUNCTION 1) in contrast or comparison with the fact that. 2) taking into consideration the fact that …   English terms dictionary

  • whereas — 01. My sister s hand writing is always so neat, [whereas] mine is a total mess. 02. When I was growing up, my brother and I had easier chores like taking out the garbage, [whereas] my sisters had to help make supper and stuff. 03. My parents were …   Grammatical examples in English

  • whereas — 1. conjunction /ʍɛːɹˈæz/ a) In contrast; whilst on the contrary He came first in the race whereas his brother came last. b) It being the fact that And Whereas it hath pleased the Great Governor of the World to incline the hearts of the… …   Wiktionary

  • whereas — [[t](h)weəræ̱z[/t]] ♦♦♦ CONJ SUBORD You use whereas to introduce a comment which contrasts with what is said in the main clause. These fixed price menus for two or three courses can cost as little as 50f, whereas the à la carte is always more… …   English dictionary

  • whereas — /hwair az , wair /, conj., n., pl. whereases. conj. 1. while on the contrary: One arrived promptly, whereas the others hung back. 2. it being the case that, or considering that (used esp. in formal preambles). n. 3. a qualifying or introductory… …   Universalium

  • whereas — where|as W2S2 [weərˈæz US wer ] conj 1.) formal used to say that although something is true of one thing, it is not true of another ▪ The old system was fairly complicated whereas the new system is really very simple. ▪ Whereas the city spent… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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