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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: apartenir, from Late Latin appertinere, from Latin ad- 'to' + pertinere ( PERTAIN)

appertain

verb
     
ap‧per‧tain

appertain to something

phrasal verb
to belong to or concern something:
A forum was set up to deal with all issues appertaining to Everton Park.

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