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adverb so·ev·er \sō-ˈe-vər\

Definition of soever

  1. 1 :  to any possible or known extent —used after an adjective preceded by how or a superlative preceded by the <how fair soever she may be> <the most selfish soever in this world>

  2. 2 :  of any or every kind that may be specified —used after a noun modified especially by any, no, or what <gives no information soever>



Origin and Etymology of soever

-soever (as in howsoever)


First Known Use: 12th century


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