howsoever

adverb
how·​so·​ev·​er | \ ˌhau̇-sə-ˈwe-vər How to pronounce howsoever (audio) , -sō-ˈe- \

Definition of howsoever

1 : in whatever manner
2 : to whatever degree or extent

First Known Use of howsoever

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Howsoever.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/howsoever. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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