Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • conjunction In accordance with which; by or through which.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • By what? how? why?
  • By which, in any sense of the word by.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb By which; -- used relatively.
  • adverb By what; how; -- used interrogatively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb interrogative, obsolete By what, in which direction; how
  • adverb By which.
  • adverb nonstandard Where.

Etymologies

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From where + by.

Examples

  • “Thou whom our souls do love,” is the title whereby they know him and converse with him,

    Christologia

  • The Duke of York having persuaded himself that she was part of his property, resolved to pursue his claim by the same title whereby his brother had appropriated to himself the favours of Miss Wells; but he did not find her inclined to enter into his service, though she had engaged in that of the duchess.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • The Duke of York having persuaded himself that she was part of his property, resolved to pursue his claim by the same title whereby his brother had appropriated to himself the favours of Miss Wells; but he did not find her inclined to enter into his service, though she had engaged in that of the duchess.

    The Memoirs of Count Grammont — Complete

  • The Duke of York having persuaded himself that she was part of his property, resolved to pursue his claim by the same title whereby his brother had appropriated to himself the favours of Miss Wells; but he did not find her inclined to enter into his service, though she had engaged in that of the duchess.

    The Memoirs of Count Grammont — Volume 05

  • That is very much part of the social bargain whereby writers are "left alone" to implement their craft, as opposed to being harassed or hounded out of existence; they get their NEA and Guggenheim fellowships, and everyone is happy since the power equations in society remain undisturbed.

    Anis Shivani: Creative Writing Programs: Is The MFA System Corrupt And Undemocratic?

  • Perhaps parents or guardians can shed light to the world we live in whereby cross-promotion, creative licensing and joint ventures are entrepreneur spirit that are not taught in school.

    Is Hello Kitty wine the Joe Camel of wine? [poll] | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • The Church was on the point of giving reconciliation to repentant sinners, who had broken the chains of sin whereby they were held captives; Christian princes were ambitious to imitate this their mother ...

    Gueranger: The History of Passiontide and Holy Week

  • That is very much part of the social bargain whereby writers are "left alone" to implement their craft, as opposed to being harassed or hounded out of existence; they get their NEA and Guggenheim fellowships, and everyone is happy since the power equations in society remain undisturbed.

    Anis Shivani: Creative Writing Programs: Is The MFA System Corrupt And Undemocratic?

  • Moreover, on the subject of disposal of pesticides to farmers, the European farmers are facing tough challenges as the number of active substances is going down with the new REACH regulations coming in whereby companies are reluctant to do the necessary tests for all pesticides as its cost and time consuming.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • People tend not to blog about things they have no interest in whereby, as a journalist, it was never my choice what I wrote about as far as the daily news grind.

    Scripting News for 4/10/2007 « Scripting News Annex

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