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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

appertaining as it also does to virtue, I will speak of it to thee.
The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2 Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli

Among us, instinct deters from it, if we can speak of instinct at all as appertaining to man.
The Right of American Slavery True Worthy Hoit

Our Eternities of Fame, like all else appertaining to humanity, will some day pass away.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865 Various

It should not pass as incident or appertaining to the copyright.
Arguments before the Committee on Patents of the House of Representatives, conjointly with the Senate Committee on Patents, on H.R. 19853, to amend and consolidate the acts respecting copyright United States Committee on Patents

The word sounds pleasantly in their ears, as appertaining to good old gracious times and good old gracious things.
Phineas Redux Anthony Trollope

Let us pass over this, then, as appertaining to another art, and not to that of poetry.
The Poetics Aristotle

This was also appertaining to the rank of women employed in the harem.
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana Vatsyayana

This name is applied to glass vessels of various kinds, appertaining to the air pump, and from which the air may be exhausted.
Conversations on Natural Philosophy, in which the Elements of that Science are Familiarly Explained Jane Haldimand Marcet and Thomas P. Jones

Two or three incidents, appertaining more properly to his Literary Biography, have yet to be noticed before we leave the period.
The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660 David Masson

The three appertaining to the will are: envy, anger, and malignant thoughts.
Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China Evariste Regis Huc

(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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