Meaning of NOTWITHSTANDING in English

NOTWITHSTANDING

I. ˌnät-with-ˈstan-diŋ, -with- 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

II. adverb

Date: 15th century

: nevertheless , however

III. conjunction

Date: 15th century

: although

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