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NOTWITHSTANDING , prep. In Sc. usage freq. followed by of, = in spite of. Sc. 1715  Caldwell Papers (M.C.) 232:
Notwithstanding of which concert, and that Sir Joseph Jekyll did move in terms of the agreement, The P[arliament] insisted upon a week longer.
Sc. 1747  Lyon in Mourning (S.H.S.) II. 97:
I then says to him that, notwithstanding of what freedome wee enjoy'd there with him, wee cou'd've no access to him, if he were setled in London.
Slk. c.1817  Hogg Tales (1837) III. 66:
Notwithstanding of his . . . remonstrances.
Sc. 1844  H. Stephens Bk. Farm II. 404:
Notwithstanding of this common opinion.

[In O.Sc. from 1639.]

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