Whereby meaning

wâr-bī', hwâr-
Whereby is defined as in agreement with which, by which or through which.

An example of whereby used as a conjunction is in the sentence, "He was found guilty, whereby he was sentence to five years in prison" which means through finding him guilty, he was sentenced to the prison term.

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In accordance with which; by or through which.
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By what? how?

Whereby did you expect to profit?

adverb
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By which; by means of which.

A device whereby to make money.

conjunction
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(nonstandard) Where.
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By which.
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Origin of whereby