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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
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