Examples of whereas in a sentence
whereas you chose to participate in this stupid prank, you will be held responsible as well
whereas there are many good reasons to switch to Plan B, we must stick with Plan A as long as it is feasible
Origin and Etymology of whereas
Middle English where as, from where + as
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of whereas
1 : an introductory statement of a formal document : preamble
2 : a conditional or qualifying statement
First Known Use of whereas
WHEREAS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of whereas for English Language Learners
—used to make a statement that describes how two people, groups, etc., are different
law : since it is true that
WHEREAS Defined for Kids
Definition of whereas for Students
1 : since it is true that Whereas you fulfilled the requirements, you are hereby granted membership.
2 : while just the opposite Water quenches fire, whereas gasoline feeds it.
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