where·fore / ˈ(h)we(ə)rˌfôr/ archaic • interrog. adv. for what reason: she took an ill turn, but wherefore I cannot say. • relative adv. & conj. as a result of which: [as conj.] truly he cared for me, wherefore I title him with all respect. PHRASES: whys and whereforessee why.
For which reason.
The term wherefore is frequently used in an averment (a positive statement of fact set out in the pleadings that must be filed with a court by the parties to a legal action)—for example, "wherefore the defendant says that such contract was and is void."