- 1 (pertain to) Be appropriate, related, or applicable to: matters pertaining to the organization of governmentMore example sentences
- In the public perception, all matters pertaining to health are the responsibility of the appropriate Ministry, or perhaps it should be so.
- Similarly, on its return route, the bus should bear the related PIN pertaining to its destination.
- The university relations officer works to represent students on all matters pertaining to governance of the university.
- 1.1chiefly Law Belong to something as a part, appendage, or accessory: the shop premises and stock and all assets pertaining to the businessMore example sentences
- The adjective ‘gastric’ applies to all things pertaining to the stomach.
- To steal anything pertaining to this story would be plagarism and illegal, so please, don't.
- While the individuals pertaining to those groups may argue that they feel they are viable blood donors, why take the risk?
- 2 • formal Be in effect or existence in a specified place or at a specified time: their economic circumstances are vastly different from those which pertained in their land of originMore example sentences
- As a student reading for a doctorate at the celebrated University of Paris-Sorbonne, he is well versed in the academic language that pertains in France and on the European Continent.
- The reason for old gents' clubs - as grown-up common rooms for unmarried men who lodged in the City and couldn't cook for themselves - no longer pertains.
- ‘The culture of blame which pertains in this country today is an unhealthy and debilitating trend,’ the Prime Minister said.
late Middle English: from Old French partenir, from Latin pertinere 'extend to, have reference to', from per- 'through' + tenere 'to hold'.