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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Contemporary Examples of whosoever

Historical Examples of whosoever

  • Whosoever, therefore, will altogether justify himself is unjust.

    Albert Durer

    T. Sturge Moore

  • And who affronts me, monsieur, be he whosoever he may be, renders me satisfaction.

  • Whosoever will save his life shall lose it; whosoever will lose his life shall save it.

    Daily Thoughts

    Charles Kingsley

  • Whosoever repeats this Sra one hundred times can accomplish all his vows.

  • I now am resolved to take a wife, and turn her out to whosoever will take her in.

    Tales from Shakespeare

    Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb

British Dictionary definitions for whosoever



an archaic or formal word for whoever
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