Pertinent Definition

Having some connection with the matter at hand; relevant; to the point.
Webster's New World

Important with regard to (a subject or matter); relevant.


Origin of Pertinent

  • From French, from Latin pertinens, present participle of pertinere (“to extend, stretch out, belong, relate, pertain, have concern"), from per (“through") + tenere (“to hold").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French partenant, pertinent from Latin pertinēns pertinent- present participle of pertinēre to pertain pertain

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

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