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wherein

[hwair-in, wair-] /ʰwɛərˈɪn, wɛər-/
conjunction
1.
in what or in which.
adverb
2.
in what way or respect?
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English wherin. See where, in
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British Dictionary definitions for wherein

wherein

/wɛərˈɪn/
adverb
1.
in what place or respect?
pronoun
2.
in which place, thing, etc
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Word Origin and History for wherein
adv.

early 13c., from where + in. Cf. Dutch waarin, German worin, Swedish vari, Danish hvori.

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