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[not-with-stan-ding, -with-] /ˌnɒt wɪðˈstæn dɪŋ, -wɪθ-/

in spite of; without being opposed or prevented by:
Notwithstanding a brilliant defense, he was found guilty. She went to the game anyway, doctor’s orders notwithstanding.
in spite of the fact that; although:
It was the same material, notwithstanding the texture seemed different.
nevertheless; anyway; yet:
We were invited notwithstanding.
/ˌnɒtwɪθˈstændɪŋ; -wɪð-/
(often immediately postpositive) in spite of; despite
conjunction (subordinating)
despite the fact that; although
sentence connector
in spite of that; nevertheless

late 14c., notwiþstondynge, from not + present participle of the verb withstand. A loan-translation of Medieval Latin non obstante “being no hindrance,” from ablative of obstans, present participle of obstare “stand opposite to” (see obstacle). As an adverb and as a conjunction from early 15c.


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