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[pur-tn-uh nt] /ˈpɜr tn ənt/

or relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand; relevant:
pertinent details.
relating to the matter at hand; relevant

late 14c., from Anglo-French purtinaunt (late 13c.), Old French partenant (mid-13c.) and directly from Latin pertinentem (nominative pertinens) “pertaining,” present participle of pertinere “to relate, concern” (see pertain). Related: Pertinently.


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