sobeit

[soh-bee-it]
conjunction Archaic.
if it be so that; provided that.

Origin:
1575–85; so1 + be + it1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To sobeit
Collins
World English Dictionary
sobeit (səʊˈbiːɪt)
 
conj
archaic provided that
 
[C16: from so1 + be + it: originally three words]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Main Entry:  sobeit
Part of Speech:  conj
Definition:  if only
Main Entry:  sobeit
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  let it be so
Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

sobeit
1583, from so be it, a rare survival of the Eng. subjunctive.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Any polluter should pay for their pollution and if that increases the cost of food then sobeit.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature