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sobeit

[soh-bee-it]
conjunction Archaic.
  1. if it be so that; provided that.
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Origin of sobeit

First recorded in 1575–85; so1 + be + it1
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  • Sobeit thou gainest strength there, in warm bed and cheerful care, shalt ride to London with me.

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British Dictionary definitions for sobeit

sobeit

conjunction
  1. archaic provided that
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Word Origin

C16: from so 1 + be + it : originally three words
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Word Origin and History for sobeit

conj.

1580s, from so be it, "one of our few surviving subjunctives" [Weekley].

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