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[hooz-soh-ev-er] /ˌhuz soʊˈɛv ər/
(the possessive case of whosoever used as an attributive adjective):
Whosesoever books are overdue will be fined.
the one or ones belonging to whomsoever:
Whosesoever are left here will be confiscated.
Origin of whosesoever
1605-15; earlier whoseso whosesoever (see whose, so1) + 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 whosesoever
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  • The action followed the guilty thing into whosesoever hands it came.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • He made it his, whosesoever it was at first, and his it will always be in history.

    Stephen Arnold Douglas William Garrott Brown
  • I love her not because she is Gisippus's; nay, I love her for that I should love her, whosesoever she was.

  • Well, whosesoever the responsibility, the deed is done, isnt it?

    Christmas Roses and Other Stories Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • At whosesoever feet the apple falls he will be the bridegroom of that princess.

  • I questioned; "you are at home in this house, whosesoever it may be?"

    Miriam Monfort Catherine A. Warfield
  • The ship no doubt, like a sword would have been forfeited for causing death, in whosesoever hands it might have been.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • He had the substance of power, the reality of leadership, whosesoever the trappings and the title might be.

    Stephen Arnold Douglas William Garrott Brown
  • whosesoever Sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosesoever Sins ye retain, they are retained.

  • He reverenceth a courtier's servant's servant; is first his own slave, and then whosesoever looketh big.

British Dictionary definitions for whosesoever


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