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albeit

[ awl-bee-it ]
/ ɔlˈbi ɪt /
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conjunction

although; even if: a peaceful, albeit brief retirement.

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Origin of albeit

1350–1400; Middle English al be it al(though) it be
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British Dictionary definitions for albeit

albeit
/ (ɔːlˈbiːɪt) /

conjunction

even though
C14 al be it, that is, although it be (that)
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