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Webster 1913 Edition


Wherein

Where-in′

,
adv.
1.
In which; in which place, thing, time, respect, or the like; – used relatively.
Her clothes
wherein
she was clad.
Chaucer.
There are times
wherein
a man ought to be cautious as well as innocent.
Swift.
2.
In what; – used interrogatively.
Yet ye say,
Wherein
have we wearied him!
Mal. ii. 17.

Webster 1828 Edition


Wherein

WHEREIN

,
adv.
[where and in.]
1.
In which; in which thing, time, respect, book, &c. This is the thing wherein you have erred.
2.
In what.
Yet ye say, wherein have we wearied him? Malachi 2.

Definition 2022


wherein

wherein

English

Adverb

wherein (not comparable)

  1. How, or in what way.
    • Wherein have I sinned, that thou wouldest deliver thy servant into the hand of Ahab, to slay me? 1 Kings 18:9

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  • Category:English pronominal adverbs

Conjunction

wherein

  1. Where, or in which location.
    • Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel. Numbers 35:34
  2. During which.
    • There is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt. Ecclesiastes 8:9
  3. How, or in what way.
    • In order to show them wherein they were wrong, Samuel was instructed to bear witness against them... 1 Samuel 8:9