Definition of Notwithstanding

1. Adverb. Despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession). "Granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"

Definition of Notwithstanding

1. prep. Without prevention, or obstruction from or by; in spite of.

2. adv. or conj. Nevertheless; however; although; as, I shall go, notwithstanding it rains.

Definition of Notwithstanding

1. Adverb. Nevertheless, all the same. ¹

2. Conjunction. Although. ¹

3. Preposition. In spite of, despite. ¹

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Definition of Notwithstanding

1. [adv]

Medical Definition of Notwithstanding

1. Without prevention, or obstruction from or by; in spite of. "We gentil women bee Loth to displease any wight, Notwithstanding our great right." (Chaucer's Dream) "Those on whom Christ bestowed miraculous cures were so transported that their gratitude made them, notwithstanding his prohibition, proclaim the wonders he had done." (Dr. H. More) Notwithstanding was, by Johnson and Webster, viewed as a participle absolute, an English equivalent of the Latin non obstante. Its several meanings, either as preposition, adverb, or conjunction, are capable of being explained in this view. Later grammarians, while admitting that the word was originally a participle, and can be treated as such, prefer to class it as a preposition or disjunctive conjunction. Synonym: In spite of, despite. Notwithstanding, In spite of, Despite. These words and phrases are often interchanged, but there is a difference between them, chiefly in strength. Notwithstanding is the weaker term, and simply points to some obstacle that may exist; as, I shall go, notwithstanding the rain. In spite or despite of has reference primarily to active opposition to be encountered from others; as, "I'll be, in man's despite, a monarch; " "I'll keep mine own, despite of all the world." . Hence, these words, when applied to things, suppose greater opposition than notwithstanding. We should say. "He was thrust rudely out of doors in spite of his entreaties," rather than "notwithstanding". On the other hand, it would be more civil to say, "Notwithstanding all you have said, I must still differ with you." Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Notwithstanding

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"notwithstanding the deference which he showed to Wolsey on this occasion, ... notwithstanding his advanced years, Fisher himself aspired to become a Greek ..."

2. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, notwithstanding the failure of the mayor to return the same ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Petrarch, as well, notwithstanding his public antagonism to astrology, was not, until his prime, entirely free from its taint. ..."

4. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Thomas Birch (1837)
"But, notwithstanding Socrates's thus clear acknowledging one supreme and ... Where, notwithstanding, Origen doth not charge Socrates with such gross and ..."

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