Albeit Al`be"it, conj. [OE. al be although it be, where al is our all. Cf. {Although}.] Even though; although; notwithstanding. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Albeit so masked, Madam, I love the truth. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

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  • albeit — [ôl bē′it] conj. [ME al be it, al(though) it be] although; even though …   English World dictionary

  • albeit — 01. He is an excellent artist, [albeit] somewhat of a controversial one. 02. After 10 years working for his father, [albeit] somewhat reluctantly, he finally realized his dream of starting his own business. 03. The Fox & Frog is an authentic… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • albeit — al|be|it [o:lˈbi:ıt US o:l ] conj formal [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: all be it although it may be ] used to add information that reduces the force or importance of what you have just said = ↑although ▪ He accepted the job, albeit with some… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • albeit — [[t]ɔːlbi͟ːɪt[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl/group You use albeit to introduce a fact or comment which reduces the force or significance of what you have just said. [FORMAL] Charles s letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form. Syn …   English dictionary

  • albeit — /awl bee it/, conj. although; even if: a peaceful, albeit brief retirement. [1350 1400; ME al be it al(though) it be] * * * …   Universalium

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