- The definition of germane is something relevant to the topic.
An example of germane information when trying to get a mortgage is your income, credit score and the price of the home.
germane definition by Webster's New World
- truly relevant; pertinent; to the point
- Obsolete akin; german
Origin: variant, variety of german
germane definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English germain, having the same parents, closely connected; see german 2.
- ger·maneˈly adverb
germane - Legal Definition