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albeit

[awl-bee-it] /ɔlˈbi ɪt/
conjunction
1.
although; even if:
a peaceful, albeit brief retirement.
Origin of albeit
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English al be it al(though) it be
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albeit

/ɔːlˈbiːɪt/
conjunction
1.
even though
Word Origin
C14 al be it, that is, although it be (that)
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Word Origin and History for albeit
conj.

late 14c., a contraction of al be it "al(though) it be (that)."

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