pertinency

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pertinere

Noun[edit]

pertinency (usually uncountable, plural pertinencies)

  1. The quality of being pertinent to the matter at hand; relevance.
    • Bentley
      The fitness and pertinency of the apostle's discourse.
  2. (countable, dated) Something that is relevant to the matter at hand.
    • 1902, Chemical, Metallurgical, and Mining Society of South Africa, ‎Proceedings (volume 3, page 450)
      We note the following pertinencies []