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[hwich-soh-ev-er, wich-]
pronoun, adjective
  1. whichever.
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Origin of whichsoever

1400–50; late Middle English; which, soever
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Examples from the Web for whichsoever

Historical Examples

  • The priestess replied, whichsoever should first kiss his mother.

    A Smaller History of Rome

    William Smith and Eugene Lawrence

  • That Villon was not his patronymic, whichsoever of his numerous aliases may really deserve that distinction, is certain.

  • The phrase of whichever (of whichsoever) is used instead of whosever exactly as of which is used instead of whose ( 152).

  • Thou killest and thou givest life: whichsoever comes, it comes from thee; which way soever it comes, let me come to thee.

  • To whichsoever city I bent my steps, I managed matters so adroitly, that I made my reputation precede my arrival there.

British Dictionary definitions for whichsoever


  1. an archaic or formal word for whichever
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