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whereas

whereas


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Whereas  \Where*as"\,  adv 
  At  which  place  where  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  At  last  they  came  whereas  that  lady  bode.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  that  follow 
 
  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. 
 
  Are  not  those  found  to  be  the  greatest  zealots  who 
  are  most  notoriously  ignorant?  whereas  true  zeal 
  should  always  begin  with  true  knowledge.  --Sprat.