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N1 Lesson 6: 5/17

regardless of (whatever … is), irrespective of (whatever … is)

いかん is a formal written expression meaning “how"/ “in what way”

Noun + (の) + いかん + に関わらず(1)

(1) によらを問わず
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  • [Aのいかんにかかわらず・によらず・を問わずB means that regardless of (whatever) A (is), B is the case]
  • [It is used to express that A is not taken into account]
  • [A fairly rare, formal expression. Generally used with nouns like 結果 or 理由]
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License agreement: The company will not be held responsible for any damage caused due to the improper usage of the product regardless of (what) the circumstances (are).
Return policy of a store: It is possible to return any product, free of charge, regardless of (what) the reason (is) if the return falls within two weeks of the delivery of the product.
School policy: The school will not discriminate regardless of religion or ethnic origin, and so on, in its programs or activities.
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