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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Not-obstant, prep. [Cf. Nocht-obstant.] Notwithstanding, despite, in spite of. —(1) 1609 Garden Garden 88.
The[y] are … to giue place compeld Not obstant their estates To their successours
Id. Worthies 142.
And I not obstant these am thus confounded
(2) 1614 Marischal Coll. Rec. I. 152.
Not obstant of the provisioun aboue specifeit
1645 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. III. 45. 1647 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 76.
Not obstant of diverse laudable actis of the kirk session … made in the contrair

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