English - Conjunction
plural form of albeit
1963: International Peace Research Association, International Peace Research Newsletter, vol. 14: 1ââ6, p38
- Men felt that they were being deliberately excluded, other women felt this was the âseparatist Ã©litismâ of which the womenâs movement is so often accused.âWhen a group of men did join us for a couple of sessions, there was a complete change in dynamic:âit was necessary to have a chairperson, and to some of us it became clear yet again, that it is almost impossible to talk about your oppression with the oppressors (albethey potential or unconscious oppressors).
- 1972: M. Abel of the East Asia Christian Conference, The Asian Meaning of Modernization: East Asia Christian Conference Studies, p136
- 1976: European Centre for Leisure and Education, Society and Leisure, p97 (The Centre)
1977: Gileon Holroyd, Studies in Library Management, p97 (Shoe String Pr Inc, ISBN 0208015477)
- The absence of any well established union structure can severely inhibit and possibly damage a service standard by virtue of the resultant inaction on behalf of inadequately motivated staff. This will arise whenever there is a situation where the library policy is controlled by non-professionals, albethey democratically elected laymen, or whenever the library director is involved with policy making: both these factors have already been broached in a quotation above (29).
2005: Laurence F. R. Grove, Text/Image Mosaics in French Culture: Emblems and Comic Strips, p108 (Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.; ISBN 0754634884 (10), ISBN 978-0754634881 (13))
- â¦typical early issue of Le Journal de Mickey from the 1930s,3 of the six âbandes dessinÃ©esââ4 four have domestic settings, albethey American.âThe strip entitled Pim Pam Poum (The Katzenjammer Kids), for example, revolves around the rude awakening elderly members of the family receive as a result of a goat being introduced into their bedroom.
- 1963: International Peace Research Association, International Peace Research Newsletter, vol. 14: 1ââ6, p38
English - Etymology
The (very rare) use of this form is historically likely to have resulted from false assumptions about the etymology of the word "albeit". The Oxford English Dictionary explains "albeit" as having evolved from "all be it (that)" or in full "all though it be that". Originally, therefore, the impersonal "it" should have remained unchanged even when "albeit" followed a plural noun; meanwhile nowadays the word is widely accepted due to lack of concise alternative.