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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Nocht-obstant, prep., conj., and adv. [Med. L. non obstante, OF. non obstant: cf. Not-obstant.] = Nochtwithstanding.(1) 1490 Irland Mir. I. 82/25.
Nocht obstant the … dragoune that besettis oure way
1573 Tyrie in Cath. Tr. (S.T.S.) 24/32. 1590 Grant Chart. 172.
Nocht obstant the said infeftment
(2) 1613 Aberd. Eccl. Rec. 79.
The said Issobel nocht obstant thairof [etc.]
(3) 1490 Irland Mir. II. 137/5.
And nocht obstant that he maid thame nocht be necessite [etc.]
(4) a1508 Kennedy Pass. Christ 1340.
Bot nocht obstant scho wes obedient
1562 Aberd. Eccl. Rec. 10.
Having na occupatioun … to leiff on and yit nocht obstant spendis … prodigally

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