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Origin of pertinent
Examples from the Web for pertinent
The Dalai Lama regaled the crowd with stories, not all pertinent to the subject at hand.At American Enterprise Institute, NeoCons Say ‘Hello, Dalai’|Eleanor Clift|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His approach was also a most pertinent way for him to get his message across.Keith Haring’s Public, Political Art at Paris’s Musée D’Art Moderne|Alice Cavanagh|April 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
THE NEWSWEEK DAILY BEAST COMPANY WILL REPORT ANY INDIVIDUAL WINNINGS TO PERTINENT TAX AUTHORITIES AS REQUIRED BY LAW.Newsweek & The Daily Beast-Open Hands Prize for Commentary: Official Rules|The Daily Beast|May 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Banks made loans to borrowers without proper documentation of employment and other pertinent information.
Pertinent, here, is the one silver lining in the Abdulmutallab case: that the father reported his own son to the authorities.
But then the Survey officer had left out quite a few points which were not pertinent.Storm Over Warlock|Andre Norton
When I say impertinent, I mean not pertinent, or bearing upon any subject that I intend to discuss with him.The Pointing Man|Marjorie Douie
The detective took down all the pertinent data that Bending chose to give him, and then asked Bending to go with him to the lab.Damned If You Don't|Gordon Randall Garrett
Nothing else is pertinent to the question of justice in this transaction.Distributive Justice|John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
McAllister Falkins considered for a time, and put a pertinent question.The Code of the Mountains|Charles Neville Buck
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.