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Irrespective

From Boercade

irrespective = ir + re + spect + ive

ir-: not

re-: again

spect: derived from Latin "specere", meaning "look"

-ive: of doing something

So irrespective means: 

Of no need to look at something again and again.

If something is "of no need to look again and again", it must be not important or not relevant.

Evolution of usage

Everyone should be equal in law, no need to look at the social position again and again.

=>

Everyone should be equal in law, irrespective of the social position.

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