Definitions for pertainpərˈteɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to have reference or relation; relate:
documents pertaining to the lawsuit.
to belong or be connected as a part, adjunct, possession, or attribute.
to belong properly or fittingly; be appropriate.
Origin of pertain:
1300–50; ME perte(i)nen, partenen < MF partein-, tonic s. of partenir蠐 L pertinēre to extend over, pertain =per-per - +-tinēre, comb. form of tenēre to hold
refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with(verb)
be relevant to
"There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
be a part or attribute of
to relate, to refer, be relevant to
Origin: From partenir (French: appartenir), in turn from Latin pertineo.
to belong; to have connection with, or dependence on, something, as an appurtenance, attribute, etc.; to appertain; as, saltness pertains to the ocean; flowers pertain to plant life
to have relation or reference to something
Pertain is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.
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