Why do legal documents start with Whereas?

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asked Oct 30, 2018 in Words & Wordplay by cheesycrock232 (190 points)
Why do legal documents start with Whereas?

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answered Oct 30, 2018 by Grahlu (47,560 points)
Whereas is a word used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause.

In legal terms and in legal documents whereas is used as an introductory word to a recital in a formal document and can mean "considering that" or "that being the case."

Whereas is a conjunction word.

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