whereupon

[hwair-uh-pon, -pawn, wair-; hwair-uh-pon, -pawn, wair-]

conjunction

upon what or upon which.
at or after which.
Archaic. upon what?

Nearby words

  1. wheresoe'er,
  2. wheresoever,
  3. wherethrough,
  4. whereto,
  5. whereunto,
  6. wherever,
  7. wherewith,
  8. wherewithal,
  9. wherret,
  10. wherrit

Origin of whereupon

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

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British Dictionary definitions for whereupon

whereupon

sentence connector

at which; at which point; upon which

adverb

archaic upon what?
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Word Origin and History for whereupon

whereupon

conj.

c.1300, from where + upon.

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