Meaning of NOTWITHSTANDING in English
[not.with.stand.ing] prep [ME notwithstonding, fr. not + withstonding, prp. of withstonden to withstand] (14c): despite "~ their lack of experience, they were an immediate success"--often used after its object "the motion passed, our objection ~"
notwithstanding adv (15c): nevertheless, however notwithstanding conj (15c): although
Merriam-Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Merriam Webster. 2012