Whereas


Whereas
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 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]

Are not those found to be the greatest zealots who are most notoriously ignorant? whereas true zeal should always begin with true knowledge. --Sprat. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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