/haʊˈbiət/ (say how'beeuht)

1. nevertheless.
2. Obsolete although.
{Middle English how be hit however it may be. Compare albeit}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Howbeit — How*be it, conj. [How + be + it.] Be it as it may; nevertheless; notwithstanding; although; albeit; yet; but; however. [1913 Webster] The Moor howbeit that I endure him not Is of a constant, loving, noble nature. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • howbeit — late 14c., contraction of how be it …   Etymology dictionary

  • howbeit — [hou bē′it] adv. [ HOW1 + BE + IT1] Archaic however it may be; nevertheless conj. Obs. although …   English World dictionary

  • howbeit — I. conjunction Date: 14th century although II. adverb Date: 15th century nevertheless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • howbeit — /how bee it/, adv. 1. Archaic. nevertheless. conj. 2. Obs. although. [1350 1400; ME how be it however it may be; parallel to ALBEIT] * * * …   Universalium

  • howbeit — adverb /haʊˈbiː.ɪt/ Be that as it may; nevertheless. I will go wash; …   Wiktionary

  • howbeit — although Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • howbeit — how·be·it || ‚haÊŠ bɪːɪt adv. nevertheless (Archaic) conj. although (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • howbeit — adverb archaic nevertheless …   English new terms dictionary

  • howbeit — how·be·it …   English syllables

  • howbeit — how•be•it [[t]haʊˈbi ɪt[/t]] adv. 1) archaic nevertheless 2) Obs. although • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

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