Albeit Definition and Albeit Meaning: What does Albeit Mean?

  • Definition of ALBEIT

al·be·it  (ôl-bt, l-)

Albeit means although or even though. (conjunction)

  1. conceding the fact that

  2. even though

  3. although


Even though; although; notwithstanding: clear albeit cold weather.

What does Albeit Mean?

It means the same thing as however or although.

Saying you will buy a house even though [albeit] it is a little small is an example of albeit.

  1. conj. Even though; although; notwithstanding: clear albeit cold weather.

Examples of ALBEIT

She appeared on the show, albeit briefly.

It was an amazing computer, albeit expensive.

A sad ending, albeit a happy one.

Clear albeit cold weather.

Origin of ALBEIT

Middle English, literally, all though it be

First Known Use

14th century

Related to ALBEIT

Synonyms: although, as, howbeit, much as, notwithstanding, though, when, whereas, while, whilst

Albeit Meaning

conjunction even though, though, although, even if, notwithstanding, tho’ (U.S. or poetic) His letter was published, albeit in an edited form.

Albeit Examples

Admittedly, the folks who vet potential judicial nominees have had other things to do, but the Bush folks were also preparing for a potential Supreme Court nomination early in their term albeit one that did not materialize.”

I’m appalled by the damage she is doing to her profession and her own reputation as a journalist - a term albeit used lightly in the realm of sports.”

The much-hyped Fifth Summit of the Americas is now over, culminating with the Hemispheric leaders ‘adoption of the Declaration of Commitment of Port of Spain – albeit with one signatory – the Prime Minister of host country Trinidad and Tobago, who purportedly signed on behalf of all participating leaders.”

This question bothers me, albeit from a different perspective.”

I have a disturbing and growing sense that ‘change’ may indeed come – albeit from the thus far ‘quiet, normal and obeying’ citizens who are growing ever more fed up with the folly and legislative traps of the Legal Class – of which the story of Paul Clarke is but one example.”

Then came this concurrence from George Will’s column on Sunday — albeit from the opposite direction.”

Let us celebrate and encourage the powers that be, that they are finally doing the right thing albeit is amateurish at best.”

Obama couldn’t be a better stand in albeit a long way to go to compare to the Kennedy’s”

Still, he identified with the founding fathers and shared many of their ideals, albeit from a unique Alaskan perspective. —”


ALBE’IT, This is supposed to be a compound of all, be and it, and is equivalent to admit, or grant it all.

Be it so; admit all that; although; notwithstanding.

Whereas ye say, the Lord saith it, albeit I have not spoken. Ez. 8.

This word is not antiquated.

Albeit” [pronounced all-bee-it] is a word not often used in English today, but it has a long history.
In Middle English, spoken from around 1150 to about 1500, the phrase was al be, which means “although it may be”. At some stage these words were all glued together as albeit, with the same meaning.
An example of its use is: “Albeit that she promised to marry him, she has eloped with someone else”.

Albeit” is a single word meaning “although”: “Rani’s recipe called for a tablespoon of saffron, which made it very tasty, albeit rather expensive.” It should not be broken up into three separate words as “all be it,” just as “although” is not broken up into “all though.”
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