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Albeit, Albeid, conj. Also: albede, abeit. [ME. albeit (Chaucer, etc.): see All adv. and Be v. The form with d is the result of the normal Sc. change of the pronoun it to 'd after vowels.] Although, even if. (Sometimes with that following.) (a) Ane cok … Richt cant and crous, albeit he was bot pure; Henr. Fab. 65.
Albeit that thowe war neuer so stout, Wnder this lintell sall thowe lowt; Dunb. lxix. 38.
Albeit that to the childring of Pryam king I was bedettit; Doug. viii. vii. 19.
Albeit as ȝit … we heir nocht thairof; Winȝet I. 59/31.
The Legat of Moscouie … , albeit rapit on a craig, chaipet saife; Dalr. II. 367/8.
The king said, quhat rakis albeit ȝe tak of ȝour hatt; 1600 Acts IV. 206/1.
(b) Albeid nobill men … hafe gevin to me [etc.]; 1465 Buccleuch Mun. II. 66.
Albeid ane honorable man … to me has sauld … five markis worth of his landis; 1501 Chart. (Reg. H.) No. 638.
Albede … my gude son in law … has infefft me … in all and hale his landis; 1513 Stirlings of Keir 297.
Albeid I haif tynsell, ȝet mon I tak hansell; Sempill Sat. P. xlviii. 87.
Albeid I can nocht empesche nor staye invyfull menis speking; 1590 Reg. Morton I. 166.
(c) Abeit at ye haife vretine hame; 1587 Waus Corr. II. 387.
Abeit it be nocht esteimed the richest, it may weil be esteimed the neist riche; Dalr. I. 53/4.

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