What does the word notwithstanding mean?

Usage examples for notwithstanding

  1. The weather is too fine for that, but they are all at home notwithstanding. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  2. But he had good and true faith notwithstanding; for he went with his Master. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  3. Now there was at least one thing singular connected with this last, namely, the colour of his hair, which, notwithstanding his extreme youth, appeared to be rapidly becoming gray. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow