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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pertain  \Per*tain"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pertained};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Pertaining}.]  [OE.  partenen  OF  partenir  fr  L. 
  pertinere  to  stretch  out  reach,  pertain;  per  +  tenere  to 
  hold  keep  See  {Per-},  and  {Tenable},  and  cf  {Appertain}, 
  1.  To  belong;  to  have  connection  with  or  dependence  on 
  something  as  an  appurtenance,  attribute,  etc.;  to 
  appertain;  as  saltness  pertains  to  the  ocean;  flowers 
  pertain  to  plant  life. 
  Men  hate  those  who  affect  that  honor  by  ambition 
  which  pertaineth  not  to  them  --Hayward. 
  2.  To  have  relation  or  reference  to  something 
  These  words  pertain  unto  us  at  this  time  as  they 
  pertained  to  them  at  their  time.  --Latimer. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  be  about  have  to  do  with  be  relevant  to  refer,  pertain, 
  or  relate  to  "What's  this  novel  all  about?";  "There 
  were  lots  of  questions  referring  to  her  talk"  [syn:  {refer}, 
  {relate},  {concern},  {come  to},  {bear  on},  {touch},  {touch 
  2:  be  a  part  or  attribute  of  [syn:  {appertain}] 

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