pertinent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French pertinent, from Latin pertinens, present participle of pertinere (to extend, stretch out, belong, relate, pertain, have concern), from per (through) + tenere (to hold).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpəːtɪnənt/
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Noun[edit]

pertinent (plural pertinents)

  1. (Scot's law) A right that attaches to land

Adjective[edit]

pertinent (comparative more pertinent, superlative most pertinent)

  1. Important with regard to (a subject or matter); pertaining; relevant.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page viii:
      Fourthly, I have made an effort to call the attention of the reader to the pertinent literature.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pertinens.

Adjective[edit]

pertinent (masculine and feminine plural pertinents)

  1. relevant, pertinent

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French[edit]

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Borrowed from Latin pertinens, pertinentem.

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pertinent (feminine singular pertinente, masculine plural pertinents, feminine plural pertinentes)

  1. pertinent; relevant
  2. judicious; justified

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pertinent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of pertineō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French pertinent.

Adjective[edit]

pertinent m or n (feminine singular pertinentă, masculine plural pertinenți, feminine and neuter plural pertinente)

  1. relevant

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