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Whereas (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Whereas

To follow a whereas; to become a bankrupt, to figure among princes and potentates: the notice given in the Gazette that a commission of bankruptcy is issued out against any trader, always beginning with the word whereas. He will soon march in the rear of a whereas.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

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