to belong as a part, right, possession, attribute, etc.; pertain or relate (usually followed by to):
privileges that appertain to members of the royal family.
Historical Examples

Where are the houses, the palaces, that should appertain to these lordly parks?
The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid

The consideration of hypnotic cures does not appertain to our theme.
Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery Robert Means Lawrence

She sees him irradiated with glories such as never appertained and never will appertain to any man, foreign, English, or Colonial.
A Changed Man and Other Tales Thomas Hardy

Mrs. Merton had undertaken the duties that appertain to the “hissing urn.”
Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The idea of a life beyond this one seems also to appertain to normal humanity.
Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards

I warn you that they do not appertain to my caste and political opinions.
The Hero of the People Alexandre Dumas

Except matters of health, none are so much afflicted by dogmatism and crude speculation as those which appertain to society.
What Social Classes Owe to Each Other William Graham Sumner

They appertain to all the duties of life, but are too numerous to be quoted here.
The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors Kersey Graves

Ye be come together to entreat of things that most appertain to the commonwealth.
Sermons on the Card and Other Discourses Hugh Latimer

It was monstrous to him that the property of one Earl Lovel should not appertain to the next Earl.
Lady Anna Anthony Trollope

(intransitive) usually foll by to. to belong (to) as a part, function, right, etc; relate (to) or be connected (with)

late 14c., from Anglo-French apartenir, Old French apartenir (12c.) “be related to; be incumbent upon,” from Late Latin appertinere “to pertain to,” from ad- “to, completely” (see ad-) + pertinere “to belong to” (see pertain). To belong as parts to the whole, or as members to a family or class. Related: Appertained; appertaining.


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