Wherefore


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Wherefore

For which reason.

The term wherefore is frequently used in an averment (a positive statement of fact set out in the pleadings that must be filed with a court by the parties to a legal action)—for example, "wherefore the defendant says that such contract was and is void."

See: basis, consequently, reason
References in classic literature ?
Wherefore if such chastisement inflicted on David encourages him but to enter upon fresh trespasses (as the girl Irene avers), the reason must be that his heart is not like unto that of the noble Porthos.
Wherefore do you keep your boy while I keep my dog, and so we shall both be pleased.
It is not good to steal, wherefore it is the law that the man who steals must die.
No man pulls another man's sled, wherefore the man is killed.
9 billion euros, which is by 310 million euros less wherefore the budget deficit has been projected at 3.
Great start to the month, Virgo, but being able to see the reasons why someone took the course of action they took is part of the deal - only then can you begin to understand the why and wherefore.
The Republic of Macedonia, he added, as a transit country is faced with this problem and witnesses the suffering of these people firsthand wherefore its cooperation with the Mediterranean and Eastern partners is very important.
When the losses could have been avoided, then of course we should know the why and wherefore.
Mediator Nimetz said both parties expressed a wish that talks should speed up wherefore a new round will be scheduled after the elections either in New York or in the region.
Wherefore, with a magnanimity, and excellent exercise of judgment, which are only the province of those who have acquired a consummate knowledge of human nature, and who know how to turn to advantage the extraordinary dispositions of those intrusted to their care, they sagaciously managed matters in such a way as to enable me to ride my hobby to a certain extent, and still, at the same time, to prevent me from giving a bad example.
NNA - Lebanon's impartiality vis-A'-vis the current conflicts jolting the Arab and Middle East region was in crosshairs on the table of the tenth conference of Issam Fares Center for Lebanon Thursday, where MPs, diplomats, and politicians skimmed through the why and wherefore of declaring the country's neutrality.