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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 of wherein
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English wherin. See where, in
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  • I shall not believe so, as long as I have a Bible wherein to believe.

    Health and Education Charles Kingsley
  • I will show them wherein they have erred, and that transgression stands in the way to life.

    Bunyan James Anthony Froude
  • For all that wherein you have so excellently served and helped me—not for the form, but from the heart, I thank you.

    The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson
  • And wherein have you detected in me this power, that you pass so severe a sentence upon me?

    The Memorabilia Xenophon
  • Without this general clause, it were easy to suppose cases, wherein a particular clause might be incompetent to its own purpose.

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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