Irrespective
Irrespective Ir`re*spec"tive ([i^]r`r[-e]*sp[e^]k"t[i^]v), a. 1. Without regard for conditions, circumstances, or consequences; unbiased; independent; impartial; as, an irrespective judgment. [1913 Webster]

According to this doctrine, it must be resolved wholly into the absolute, irrespective will of God. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

2. Disrespectful. [Obs.] --Sir C. Cornwallis. [1913 Webster]

{Irrespective of}, regardless of; without regard to; as, irrespective of differences. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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