Appertain Definition

appertaining, appertains
appertaining, appertains
To belong as a proper function or part; pertain.
Problems appertaining to social reform.
American Heritage
To belong properly as a function, part, etc.; have to do with; relate; pertain.
Webster's New World
To belong to or be a part of, whether by right, nature, appointment, or custom; to relate to.

Origin of Appertain

  • Middle English apperteinen, apertenen, from Old French apartenir (French appartenir), from Latin appertinere, from ad (“to”) + pertinere (“to reach to, belong”). See pertain for details.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English appertenen from Old French apartenir from Vulgar Latin appartenēre from Late Latin appertinēre ad- ad- pertinēre to belong pertain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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