Pertain meaning

pər-tān'
To have reference or relevance; relate.

Evidence that pertains to the accident.

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To be appropriate or suitable.

Conduct that pertains to a lady.

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(intransitive) To belong.
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To belong; be connected or associated; be a part, accessory, etc.

Lands pertaining to an estate.

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To have reference or relevance; be related.

Laws pertaining to the case.

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(intransitive) To relate, to refer, be relevant to.
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Pertain is defined as to relate or connect to something.

An example of pertain is for evidence to refer to a particular crime.

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To belong as an adjunct, part, holding, or quality.

Skills that pertain to engineering.

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To be fitting or suitable.

Conduct that pertains to an officer.

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pertaining to
  • Having to do with; belonging to.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

pertaining to

Origin of pertain

  • Middle English pertenen, pertainen from Old French partenir from Latin pertinēre per- per- tenēre to hold ten- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French partenir (French: appartenir), in turn from Latin pertineō.
    From Wiktionary