Meaning of NOTWITHSTANDING in English

NOTWITHSTANDING

adv.

Pronunciation: ˌ nät-with- ' stan-di ŋ , -wi th -

Function: preposition

Etymology: Middle English notwithstonding, from not + withstonding, present participle of withstonden to withstand

Date: 14th century

: DESPITE < notwithstanding their inexperience, they were an immediate success> ― often used after its object <the motion passed, our objection notwithstanding >

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