albeit

[ awl-bee-it ]
/ ɔlˈbi ɪt /

conjunction

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

Nearby words

  1. albay,
  2. albedo,
  3. albedometer,
  4. albee,
  5. albee, edward,
  6. albemarle,
  7. albemarle sound,
  8. albergo,
  9. alberich,
  10. alberoni

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

Word Origin for albeit

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

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Word Origin and History for albeit

albeit

conj.

late 14c., a contraction of al be it "al(though) it be (that)."

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