Origin of relevant
Examples from the Web for relevancy
To regain their relevancy, Democrats need to go back to their evolutionary roots.
“We think there should be a nexus between the actual work people are doing and the relevancy of drug abuse,” he says.
The NSA drama has reeled in a host of global grandstanders desperate for relevancy.Edward Snowden’s Parasites: Evo Morales, Julian Assange & More|Michael Moynihan|July 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The assumptions upon which Mr. Villard relies for the relevancy of his question are gratuitous.John Brown, Soldier of Fortune|Hill Peebles Wilson
Mr. Garth appeared to be puzzled to catch the relevancy of the remark.The Shadow of a Crime|Hall Caine
There was no need for any connection or relevancy between one verse or another, nor were rhymes required.The Shanty Book, Part I, Sailor Shanties|Richard Runciman Terry
The song is rather an indifferent howl, with little or no relevancy.History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1|George W. Williams
I also commissioned him to buy a pound of grapes for my lunch-basket; the relevancy of this will appear later.Glimpses of Three Coasts|Helen Hunt Jackson
Word Origin for relevant
"pertinent to the matter at hand," 1550s, from Middle French relevant "depending upon," originally "helpful," from Medieval Latin relevantem (nominative relevans), from stem of Latin relevare "to lessen, lighten" (see relieve). Not generally used until after 1800.