whereas
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /weəɹˈæz/, /wɛː(ɹ)ˈaz/
  • (GA) IPA: /(h)wɛɹˈæz/
Adverb

whereas (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Where (that).
Conjunction
  1. In contrast; whilst on the contrary; although.
    He came first in the race, whereas his brother came last.
  2. (mostly, law) It being the fact that; inasmuch as. (Often used in recitals)
    • 1778, United States Articles of Confederation
      And Whereas it hath pleased the Great Governor of the World to incline the hearts of the legislatures we respectively represent in Congress, to approve of, and to authorize us to ratify the said Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union.
Translations Translations Noun

whereas (plural whereases)

  1. A clause, as in legal documents, stating whereas.
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