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English definition of “inasmuch as”

inasmuch as

conjunction uk   /ɪ.nəˈsmʌtʃ.əz/ formal us  
used to introduce a phrase that explains why or how much something described in another part of the sentence is true: Inasmuch as you are their commanding officer, you are responsible for the behaviour of these men.
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