- Whereas Where*as", conj.
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,
2. When in fact; while on the contrary; the case being in truth that; although; -- implying opposition to something that precedes; or implying recognition of facts, sometimes followed by a different statement, and sometimes by inferences or something consequent. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.