- to belong as a part, right, possession, attribute, etc.; pertain or relate (usually followed by to): privileges that appertain to members of the royal family.
Origin of appertain
Examples from the Web for appertaining
"Pan" is Greek for "all," thought I; and "technicon" is appertaining to art.My New Curate
This was also appertaining to the rank of women employed in the harem.The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana
Among us, instinct deters from it, if we can speak of instinct at all as appertaining to man.The Right of American Slavery
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It should not pass as incident or appertaining to the copyright.
Let us pass over this, then, as appertaining to another art, and not to that of poetry.The Poetics
- (intr usually foll by to) to belong (to) as a part, function, right, etc; relate (to) or be connected (with)
Word Origin and History for appertaining
late 14c., from Anglo-French apartenir, Old French apartenir (12c.) "be related to; be incumbent upon," from Late Latin appertinere "to pertain to," from ad- "to, completely" (see ad-) + pertinere "to belong to" (see pertain). To belong as parts to the whole, or as members to a family or class. Related: Appertained; appertaining.