Meaning of NOTWITHSTANDING in English
/ ˌnɒtwɪθˈstændɪŋ; -wɪð-; NAmE ˌnɑːt-/ preposition , adverb
( formal ) (also used following the noun it refers to) without being affected by sth; despite sth :
Notwithstanding some major financial problems, the school has had a successful year.
The bad weather notwithstanding, the event was a great success.
( formal ) despite this
SYN however , nevertheless :
Notwithstanding, the problem is a significant one.
late Middle English : from not + withstanding , present participle of withstand , on the pattern of Old French non obstant not providing an obstacle to.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005