inasmuch as

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From Middle English in as muche as, in as muchel as (as far as, as much as, seeing that, since, as long as, so that).

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inasmuch as

  1. Because of the fact that; since.
    Synonyms: as, for, given that; see also Thesaurus:because
    • 1843Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol.
      Which it certainly was. Admiration was the universal sentiment, though some objected that the reply to "Is it a bear?" ought to have been "Yes;" inasmuch as an answer in the negative was sufficient to have diverted their thoughts from Mr. Scrooge, supposing they had ever had any tendency that way.
    • 1940 [1925–29], Desai, Mahadev, chapter 27, in The Story of My Experiments with Truth[1], part 1, translation of original by M.K. Gandhi:
      This was a hardship in as much as inquiry showed that even in vegetarian restaurants many courses used to contain eggs. This meant that unless I knew what was what, I had to go through the awkward process of ascertaining whether a particular course contained eggs or no, for many puddings and cakes were not free from them.
    • 1952, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations, Moroccan air base construction. 2 v (page 618)
      This employee was engaged to direct asphalt plants and inasmuch as the work for which he had been employed was completed, he was surplused and his return travel was approved []
  2. To the extent that; insofar as.
    Synonyms: inasfar as, insofar as
    You will improve, but only inasmuch as you practise.

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  • inasmuch as at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • inasmuch as in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.