Could you characterize ‘proper context(s)’ for using the word notwithstanding?
With what I came across was The-Very-Formal-Text with the sentence:
i It is not responsible for ensuring that Members follow the terms and conditions notwithstanding these terms and conditions outline behaviour that is unacceptable on the service;[/i]
In an example from my dictionary:
Notwithstanding their lack of experience, they were an immediate success.
notwithstanding = ‘despite’ or ‘in spite of’
and also can used in the meaning ‘although’ or ‘regardless of’.
notwithstanding = not+with+standing
I’d like to learn this, new for me, word.
But would it sound/ look strange if I put it in informal speaking or writing?