Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • prep. Notwithstanding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A clause in old English statutes and letters patent, designating a licence from the crown to do a thing notwithstanding any laws to the contrary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Notwithstanding; in opposition to, or in spite of, what has been stated, or is to be stated or admitted.
  • A clause in old English statutes and letters patent, importing a license from the crown to do a thing notwithstanding any statute to the contrary. This dispensing power was abolished by the Bill of Rights.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Notwithstanding; in opposition to what has been stated or admitted or is to be stated or admitted.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Medieval Latin nōn obstante (aliquō statūtō in contrārium), notwithstanding (any statute to the contrary) : Latin nōn, not + Latin obstante, ablative present participle of obstāre, to withstand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin

Examples

    Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.