whereas etymology

English word whereas comes from English where

Detailed word origin of whereas

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where English (eng) (legal) In a position, case, etc., in which.. At or in which place or situation.. To which place or situation.. Wherever.. While on the contrary; although; whereas. The place in which something happens. The place in which. In what situation.. Interrogative adverb, used in either a direct or indirect question: at what place; to what place; what place.. With the preposition from.
whereas English (eng) In contrast; whilst on the contrary.. It being the fact that; inasmuch as A clause, as in legal documents, stating whereas. (obsolete) Where (that).