Definition of wherefore in English:

wherefore

interrogative adverb

archaic
  • For what reason.

    ‘she took an ill turn, but wherefore I cannot say’
    therefore, for that reason, consequently, so, as a result, as a consequence, in consequence, hence, thus, then, that being so, that being the case, on that account
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relative adverb & conjunction

archaic
  • As a result of which.

    as conjunction ‘truly he cared for me, wherefore I title him with all respect’
    • ‘This is not a case wherefore cause or death or illness or some tainting of a juror, someone was discharged.’
    • ‘But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for He hath prepared for them a city.’
    • ‘Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.’

Pronunciation

wherefore

/ˈwɛːfɔː/