- whether by right, nature, appointment,
or custom; to relate.
Things appertaining to this life. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]
Give it unto him to whom it appertaineth. --Lev. vi. 5. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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appertain — ► VERB 1) (appertain to) relate to. 2) be appropriate. ORIGIN Latin appertinere, from pertinere pertain … English terms dictionary
appertain — I verb affect, allude to, apply to, associate, be akin, be applicable, be characteristic of, be concerned with, be congruent, be connected with, be dependent upon, be incident to, be intrinsic, be part of, be pertinent, bear on, belong as a part … Law dictionary
appertain to — index concern (involve), connect (relate), relate (establish a connection) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
appertain — (v.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. apartenir, O.Fr. apartenir (12c.) be related to; be incumbent upon, from L.L. appertinere to pertain to, from ad to, completely (see AD (Cf. ad )) + pertinere to belong to (see PERTAIN (Cf. pertain)). To belong as… … Etymology dictionary
appertain — pertain, belong, relate, *bear, apply … New Dictionary of Synonyms
appertain — [v] belong, be connected apply, bear, be characteristic of, be part of, be pertinent, be proper, be relevant, have to do with, pertain, refer, relate, touch upon, vest; concept 532 … New thesaurus
appertain — [ap΄ər tān′] vi. [ME apertenen < OFr apertenir < LL appertinere < ad , to + pertinere: see PERTAIN] to belong properly as a function, part, etc.; have to do with; relate; pertain … English World dictionary
appertain — UK [ˌæpə(r)ˈteɪn] / US [ˌæpərˈteɪn] verb Word forms appertain : present tense I/you/we/they appertain he/she/it appertains present participle appertaining past tense appertained past participle appertained Phrasal verbs: appertain to … English dictionary
appertain to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms appertain to : present tense I/you/we/they appertain to he/she/it appertains to present participle appertaining to past tense appertained to past participle appertained to very formal appertain to something to … English dictionary