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appertain

[ ap-er-teyn ]
/ ˌæp ərˈteɪn /
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verb (used without object)

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.

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Origin of appertain

1350–1400; Middle English a(p)perte(y)nen<Old French apertenir.See ap-1, pertain
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British Dictionary definitions for appertain

appertain
/ (ˌæpəˈteɪn) /

verb

(intr usually foll by to) to belong (to) as a part, function, right, etc; relate (to) or be connected (with)
C14: from Old French apertenir to belong, from Late Latin appertinēre, from Latin ad- + pertinēre to pertain
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