adjective ir·respective \"+\

Definition of irrespective

  1. 1 obsolete :  lacking in respect :  disrespectful

  2. 2 archaic :  functioning without or having no regard for persons, conditions, circumstances, or consequences oversteps in his irrespective zeal every decency and every right — S. T. Coleridge

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Origin and Etymology of irrespective

1in- + respective

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