Meaning of NOTWITHSTANDING in English

NOTWITHSTANDING

prep., adv., & conj.

prep. in spite of; without prevention by (notwithstanding your objections; this fact notwithstanding).

adv. nevertheless; all the same.

conj. (usu. foll. by that + clause) although.

[ ME, orig. absol. part. f. NOT + WITHSTAND + -ING(2) ]

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