howbeit

[ hou-bee-it ]
/ haʊˈbi ɪt /

adverb

Archaic. nevertheless.

conjunction

Obsolete. although.

Nearby words

  1. howard, john,
  2. howard, john winston,
  3. howard, roy wilson,
  4. howard, sidney coe,
  5. howard, sir ebenezer,
  6. howdah,
  7. howdie,
  8. howdy,
  9. howe,
  10. howe'er

Origin of howbeit

1350–1400; Middle English how be it however it may be; parallel to albeit

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British Dictionary definitions for howbeit

howbeit

/ (haʊˈbiːɪt) archaic /

sentence connector

however

conjunction

(subordinating) though; although
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Word Origin and History for howbeit

howbeit

late 14c., contraction of how be it.

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