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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Examples from the Web for whosoever

Contemporary Examples of whosoever

Historical Examples of whosoever

  • And whosoever would not conform themselves to the ways of the Gentiles, should be put to death: then was misery to be seen.

  • Whosoever lives unmarried lives without joy, without comfort, without blessing.

    Curiosities of Superstition

    W. H. Davenport Adams

  • My chapter says, "Whosoever shall do the commandments, and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

    Fern's Hollow

    Hesba Stretton

  • Whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband, commiteth adultery.

    The Queen of Hearts

    Wilkie Collins

  • Whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

    Added Upon

    Nephi Anderson

British Dictionary definitions for whosoever



an archaic or formal word for whoever
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