wherewithal

[hwair-with-awl, -with-, wair-]
noun
1.
that with which to do something; means or supplies for the purpose or need, especially money: the wherewithal to pay my rent.
adverb
2.
by means of which; out of which.
3.
Archaic. wherewith.
pronoun

Origin:
1525–35; where + withal

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wherewithal
 
n
1.  the wherewithal necessary funds, resources, or equipment (for something or to do something): these people lack the wherewithal for a decent existence
 
pron
2.  wherewith a less common word for wherewith

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wherewithal
"means by which," 1530s, from where + withal. The noun is first recorded 1809.
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Example sentences
Cats do not have the genetic wherewithal to manufacture certain amino acids.
And with your mind racing as danger hits, you are not going to have the time or
  wherewithal to figure out which ones you need.
High oil prices give petro-economies the wherewithal to counter discontent by
  dispensing largesse.
But economists know that the only reason for exporting is to earn the
  wherewithal to import.
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