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intr.v. ap·per·tained, ap·per·tain·ing, ap·per·tains
To belong as a proper function or part; pertain: problems appertaining to social reform.
[Middle English appertenen, from Old French apartenir, from Vulgar Latin *appartenēre, from Late Latin appertinēre : ad-, ad- + pertinēre, to belong; see pertain.]
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(usually foll by: to) to belong (to) as a part, function, right, etc; relate (to) or be connected (with)
[C14: from Old French apertenir to belong, from Late Latin appertinēre, from Latin ad- + pertinēre to pertain]
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to belong as a rightful attribute or part; pertain: privileges that appertain to royalty.
[1350–1400; Middle English a(p)perte(y)nen < Old French apertenir < Late Latin appertinēre. See ap-1, pertain]
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Past participle: appertained
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|Verb||1.||appertain - be a part or attribute of|
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appertain to something relate to, refer to, be part of, belong to, apply to, have to do with, be connected to, pertain to, be relevant to, be characteristic of, touch upon, bear upon, be pertinent to, inhere in, be proper to The book covers everything appertaining to the cinema.
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appertain[ˌæpəˈteɪn] vi (frm) to appertain to → essere pertinente a
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