The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Despite \De*spite"\, n. [OF. despit, F. d['e]pit, fr. L.
despectus contempt, fr. despicere. See Despise, and cf.
1. Malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous
With all thy despite against the land of Israel.
2. An act of malice, hatred, or defiance; contemptuous
defiance; a deed of contempt.
A despite done against the Most High. --Milton.
In despite, in defiance of another's power or inclination.
In despite of, in defiance of; in spite of. See under
Spite. "Seized my hand in despite of my efforts to the
contrary." --W. Irving.
In your despite, in defiance or contempt of you; in spite
of you. [Obs.]