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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin, present participle of pertinere; PERTAIN

pertinent

adjective
     
per‧ti‧nent formal
directly relating to something that is being considered [= relevant]:
He asked me a lot of very pertinent questions.
pertinent to
The last point is particularly pertinent to today's discussion.
pertinently adverb
pertinence noun [uncountable]

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