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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section II. Relation
1. Absolute Relation

10. [Want or Absence of Relation.] Irrelation.

   NOUN:IRRELATION, dissociation; misrelation; inapplicability; inconnection; multifariousness; disconnection (disagreement) [See Disagreement]; heterogeneity; unconformity [See Unconformity]; irrelevancy, impertinence, nihil ad rem [L.]; intrusion [See Disagreement]; nonpertinence.
   VERB:NOT CONCERN [See Relation]; have no relation to [See Relation]; have no bearing upon, have no concern with [See Relation]; have no business with; have nothing to do with, have no business there; intrude [See Disagreement].
  bring-, drag-, lug- in by the head and shoulders.
   ADJECTIVE:IRRELATIVE, irrespective, unrelated, disrelated, irrelate [rare]; arbitrary; independent, unallied; disconnected, unconnected, adrift, isolated, insular; extraneous, strange, alien, foreign, outlandish, exotic.
  not comparable, incommensurable, heterogeneous; unconformable [See Unconformity].
  IRRELEVANT, inapplicable; not pertinent, not to the purpose; impertinent [legal], unessential, inessential, accidental, inapposite, beside the mark, à propos de bottes [F.]; aside from-, away from-, foreign to-, beside- the- purpose, -question, – transaction, – point; misplaced (intrusive) [See Disagreement]; traveling out of the record.
  REMOTE, far-fetched, out-of-the-way, forced, neither here nor there, quite another thing; detached, apart, segregated, segregate; disquiparant.
  MULTIFARIOUS; discordant [See Disagreement].
  INCIDENTAL, parenthetical, obiter dictum [L.], episodic.
   ADVERB:PARENTHETICALLY &c. adj.; by the way, by the by; en passant [F.], incidentally, obiter [L.]; irrespectively &c. adj.; without reference to, without regard to; in the abstract [See Unity]; a se [L.].
  1. Remote, unfriended, melancholy, slow.—Goldsmith
  2. She stood in tears amid the alien corn.—Keats
  3. So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf to make an apple pie.—S. Foote