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  1. (the possessive case of whosoever used as an attributive adjective): Whosesoever books are overdue will be fined.
  2. the one or ones belonging to whomsoever: Whosesoever are left here will be confiscated.
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Origin of whosesoever

1605–15; earlier whoseso whosesoever (see whose, so1) + ever


pronoun; possessive whose·so·ev·er; objective whom·so·ev·er.
  1. whoever; whatever person: Whosoever wants to apply should write to the bureau.
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Origin of whosoever

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at whoso, ever
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Examples from the Web for whosesoever

Historical Examples of whosesoever

  • The action followed the guilty thing into whosesoever hands it came.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • He made it his, whosesoever it was at first, and his it will always be in history.

    Stephen Arnold Douglas

    William Garrott Brown

  • I love her not because she is Gisippus's; nay, I love her for that I should love her, whosesoever she was.

  • Well, whosesoever the responsibility, the deed is done, isnt it?

  • At whosesoever feet the apple falls he will be the bridegroom of that princess.

British Dictionary definitions for whosesoever


  1. an archaic or formal word for whoever
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