- Archaic. nevertheless.
- Obsolete. although.
Origin of howbeit
1350–1400; Middle English how be it however it may be; parallel to albeit
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Examples from the Web for howbeit
Howbeit, happen what may, every colour must in shading keep to its own class.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
Howbeit, what an array of Masters and Knights have we, and what a variety!
Howbeit, the following deserves a place as the tail-flounce of his Fantasy.
Howbeit, you need not decide at once, wait and see what is brought to you.Cyropaedia
Howbeit, her ill husbandry was right then mine encheson (Note 6).In Convent Walls
Emily Sarah Holt
- (subordinating) though; although
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Word Origin and History for howbeit
late 14c., contraction of how be it.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper