Origin of pertinent
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Historical Examples of pertinence
There is integrity to design, consistence and pertinence, and there are aesthetic qualities.The Civilization of Illiteracy
I shall attempt only a brief mention of those excerpts, to show their pertinence.Dio's Rome, Volume 1 (of 6)
The reader of his articles, political or social, cannot fail to be struck with the pertinence of his quotations and illustrations.Hugh Miller
William Keith Leask
But there was pertinence in the young woman's question; where was he going, indeed?Idolatry
The last part is a psychological blunder, has no pertinence to the question, and is not what Hamilton was groping for.
Word Origin for pertinent
late 14c., from Anglo-French purtinaunt (late 13c.), Old French partenant (mid-13c.) and directly from Latin pertinentem (nominative pertinens) "pertaining," present participle of pertinere "to relate, concern" (see pertain). Related: Pertinently.