[hwair-on, -awn, wair-]
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  1. Archaic. on what?

Origin of whereon

First recorded in 1175–1225, whereon is from the Middle English word wheron. See where, on
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Related Words for whereon

consequently, thereupon, whereupon

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British Dictionary definitions for whereon


  1. on what thing or place?
  1. on which thing, place, etc
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