from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- conj. Even though; although; notwithstanding: clear albeit cold weather.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- conj. Despite its being; although.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- conj. Even though; although; notwithstanding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Although; notwithstanding that.
Middle English al be it : al, even if; see all + be : subjunctive of ben, to be; see be + it, it; see it.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, completely though it be, from al (completely) + be (3rd person singular present subjunctive of been to be) + it (Wiktionary)