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    whosesoever

    Hi,

    could you please help me with the meaning of the following sentence:

    The expression "equity securities", whosesoever appearing herein, shall bear the meaning ascribed to it by the Act.

    Whosesoever - does it mean "no matter whose (securities)"?
    appearing - does it refer to "expression" or to "whosesoever"?

    Thanks a lot!

    Hanka

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    Re: whosesoever

    Yes, it's like whoever's. But this word is not common.


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    Re: whosesoever

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Yes, it's like whoever's. But this word is not common.
    Thanks a lot! And does "appearing herein" refer to "expression" or "whosesoever"?

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    Re: whosesoever

    No, the securities, or investments.

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    Re: whosesoever

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    No, the securities, or investments.
    I'd've thought it meant 'in this document' - it usually does in legal documents (probably the only context in which the word occurs nowadays). So a translation of the whole thing would be:


    In this document, no matter who owns them, the expression "equity securities" shall bear the meaning ascribed to it by the Act.

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    Re: whosesoever

    Hmm, if that's the case, why the plural? Edit: I think it means "equity securities appearing in this document, whomever they belong to, shall bear the meaning...."
    Last edited by konungursvia; 05-Oct-2009 at 20:55.

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    Re: whosesoever

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Hmm, if that's the case, why the plural? Edit: I think it means "equity securities appearing in this document, whomever they belong to, shall bear the meaning...."
    Which plural? Are you suggesting that 'whoseoever' is a plural? (I don't see that a quoted plural, in the expression 'equity securities' can be relevant; the expression is a single expression for the purposes of definition, however frequently it occurs 'herein' - in this document (agreement/contract/memorandum of understanding...); which leaves 'whosesoever' as the only - inadmissible, it seems to me - candidate.)

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