[ 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

Definition for whosesoever (2 of 2)


[ hoo-soh-ev-er ]
/ ˌhu soʊˈɛv ər /

pronoun; possessive whose·so·ev·er; objective whom·so·ev·er.

whoever; whatever person: Whosoever wants to apply should write to the bureau.

Origin of whosoever

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at whoso, ever
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British Dictionary definitions for whosesoever


/ (ˌhuːsəʊˈɛvə) /


an archaic or formal word for whoever
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