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inasmuch as

[in-uh z-muhch uh z, az] /ˌɪn əzˈmʌtʃ əz, ˌæz/
noun
1.
in view of the fact that; seeing that; since.
2.
insofar as; to such a degree as.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English in as much(e) as
Synonyms
1. See because.
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British Dictionary definitions for inasmuch as

inasmuch as

/ˌɪnəzˈmʌtʃ/
conjunction (subordinating)
1.
in view of the fact that; seeing that; since
2.
to the extent or degree that; in so far as
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Idioms and Phrases with inasmuch as

inasmuch as

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Also, insomuch as.
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Since, because of the fact that, as in Inasmuch as I have to go anyhow, I'll pick up the book for you, or Insomuch as they are friends, we can seat them together. The first usage dates from the late 1300s, the second from the late 1400s.
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Also, insofar as. To the extent or degree that, as in You will become a good pianist only inasmuch as you keep practicing, or He's lost interest insomuch as he has stopped attending church altogether, or Insofar as this is a temporary measure, we can't complain. [ Late 1500s ]
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