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[hoom-soh-ev-er] /ˌhum soʊˈɛv ər/
the objective case of whosoever:
Ask whomsoever you like. Inquire of whomsoever you meet.
Origin of whomsoever
1400-50; late Middle English, equivalent to whomso whomsoever (early Middle English swā hwām swā; see whom, so1) + ever ever


[hoo-soh-ev-er] /ˌhu soʊˈɛv ər/
pronoun;, possessive whosesoever; objective whomsoever.
whoever; whatever person:
Whosoever wants to apply should write to the bureau.
Middle English word dating back to 1175-1225; See origin at whoso, ever Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for whomsoever
Historical Examples
  • Let there be no trifling with disorder, by whomsoever begun.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • And there are many Greeks in turn for thee to slay, whomsoever thou canst.

  • These Richard at once proceeded to sell to whomsoever would give the most for them.

    Richard I Jacob Abbott
  • Woe then to whomsoever had transgressed any of the commandments!

    The Day of Wrath Maurus Jkai
  • Then and there will I hear what this faith is, from him, or from whomsoever they shall appoint.

    Aurelian William Ware
  • By means of the telephone I could talk with whomsoever I pleased and get the news.

    The Scarlet Plague Jack London
  • He left that to whomsoever it might chance to fall—a mangled corpse!

    The Book-Collector William Carew Hazlitt
  • And to whomsoever the child gave the apple, that man should marry the king's daughter.

    The Lilac Fairy Book Andrew Lang
  • Mrs. Jasher might have let the man in, whomsoever he was, secretly.

    The Green Mummy Fergus Hume
  • No; whomsoever it was who had repented at the eleventh hour, Mrs. Jasher was not the person.

    The Green Mummy Fergus Hume
British Dictionary definitions for whomsoever


(archaic or formal) the objective form of whosoever: to whomsoever it may concern


an archaic or formal word for whoever
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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