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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How to use appertain in a sentence
In early times, however, it seems to have meant household, normal amount of land appertaining to a household.
"Pan" is Greek for "all," thought I; and "technicon" is appertaining to art.My New Curate | P.A. Sheehan
Among us, instinct deters from it, if we can speak of instinct at all as appertaining to man.The Right of American Slavery | True Worthy Hoit
This was necessary there because of the rising of the Nile, which obliterated the boundaries appertaining to separate owners.Education: How Old The New | James J. Walsh
All doctrinal writings contain something appertaining to a period older than that of their composition.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies | Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for appertain
(intr usually foll by to) to belong (to) as a part, function, right, etc; relate (to) or be connected (with)
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