[hwair-uh-pon, -pawn, wair-; hwair-uh-pon, -pawn, wair-]
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Origin of whereupon

First recorded in 1300–50, whereupon is from the Middle English word wherupon. See where, upon
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consequently, thereupon, whereon

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British Dictionary definitions for whereupon


sentence connector
  1. at which; at which point; upon which
  1. archaic upon what?
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Word Origin and History for whereupon

c.1300, from where + upon.

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