She finally called a solicitor, by which time the hotel had been closed down

What does the the relative clause in the above sentence exactly mean?

Does that sentence have the same meaning with this sentence: By the time she finally called a solicitor, the hotel had been closed

In relative clause, except the word "time", Do we use other nouns together with "which"?


"By which time" refers to at/before a particular time that has previously been mentioned. In the sentence, it's the time she finally called the solicitor.

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