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Albeit, Albeid, conj. Also: albede, abeit. [ME. albeit (Chaucer, etc.): see All adv. and Be v.1 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) a1500 Henr. Fab. 65.
Ane cok … Richt cant and crous, albeit he was bot pure
c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxix. 38.
Albeit that thowe war neuer so stout, Wnder this lintell sall thowe lowt
1513 Doug. viii. vii. 19.
Albeit that to the childring of Pryam king I was bedettit
1562-3 Winȝet I. 59/31.
Albeit as ȝit … we heir nocht thairof
1596 Dalr. II. 367/8.
The Legat of Moscouie … , albeit rapit on a craig, chaipet saife
1600 Acts IV. 206/1.
The king said, quhat rakis albeit ȝe tak of ȝour hatt
(b) 1465 Buccleuch Mun. II. 66.
Albeid nobill men … hafe gevin to me [etc.]
1501 Chart. (Reg. H.) No. 638.
Albeid ane honorable man … to me has sauld … five markis worth of his landis
1513 Stirlings of Keir 297.
Albede … my gude son in law … has infefft me … in all and hale his landis
a1568 Sempill Sat. P. xlviii. 87.
Albeid I haif tynsell, ȝet mon I tak hansell
1590 Reg. Morton I. 166.
Albeid I can nocht empesche nor staye invyfull menis speking
(c) 1587 Waus Corr. II. 387.
Abeit at ye haife vretine hame
1596 Dalr. I. 53/4.
Abeit it be nocht esteimed the richest, it may weil be esteimed the neist riche

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