[[t]ˌhu soʊˈɛv ər[/t]] pron. possessive whose•so•ev•er, objective whom•so•ev•er
whoever; whatever person:
Whosoever violates this law will be prosecuted[/ex]
Etymology: 1175–1225

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Whosoever — Who so*ev er (h[=oo] s[ o]*[e^]v [ e]r), pron. Whatsoever person; any person whatever that; whoever. [1913 Webster] Whosoever will, let him take . . . freely. Rev. xxii. 17. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whosoever — index whoever Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • whosoever — [ho͞o΄sō ev′ər] pron. whoever: an emphatic form …   English World dictionary

  • whosoever — [[t]hu͟ːsoʊe̱və(r)[/t]] CONJ SUBORD Whosoever means the same as whoever. [LITERARY, OLD FASHIONED] They can transfer or share the contract with whosoever they choose. Syn: whoever …   English dictionary

  • whosoever — /hooh soh ev euhr/, pron.; possessive whosesoever; objective whomsoever. whoever; whatever person: Whosoever wants to apply should write to the bureau. [1175 1225; ME; see WHOSO, EVER] * * * …   Universalium

  • whosoever — pronoun /ˈhuːsəʊɛvə/ /ˈhuːsoʊɛvɚ/ whichever person; whoever If thou do pardon, whosoever pray, More sins for this forgiveness prosper may. See Also: who, whoever …   Wiktionary

  • whosoever draws his sword against the prince must throw the scabbard away — Whoever seeks to assassinate or depose a monarch must remain constantly prepared to defend himself, and his sword will never be able to return to its scabbard. 1604 R. DALLINGTON View of France F3v His King, against whom when yee drawe the sword …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • whosoever — pronoun Date: 13th century whoever …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whosoever — who|so|ev|er [ˌhu:səuˈevə US souˈevər] pron old use [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: whoso whoever (12 20 centuries) (from who so) + ever] ↑whoever …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • whosoever — who|so|ev|er [ ,husou evər ] pronoun LITERARY, LEGAL used for emphasis instead of whoever …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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