Origin of non obstanteClassical Latin from non, not + obstans (gen. obstantis), present participle of obstare: see obstacle: from use in medieval legal clauses permitting to the king certain actions notwithstanding statutes to the contrary
Origin of non obstanteMiddle English from Medieval Latin nōn obstante (aliquō statūtō in contrārium) notwithstanding (any statute to the contrary) Latin nōn not Latin obstante ablative present participle of obstāre to withstand
(plural non obstantes)
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