What does the word wherefore mean?

Usage examples for wherefore

  1. Wherefore, will I that this attempt be made, keeping the counsel that is mine. – The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete by George Meredith
  2. Wherefore she tries to fool me to the end, not caring what I suffer, so that her eyes and ears are not offended. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  3. And wherefore not after? – Mistress Margery by Emily Sarah Holt