Per"ti*nent (?), a. [L. pertinens, -entis, p.pr. of pertinere: cf. F. pertinent. See Pertain.]

1.

Belonging or related to the subject or matter in hand; fit or appropriate in any way; adapted to the end proposed; apposite; material; relevant; as, pertinent illustrations or arguments; pertinent evidence.

2.

Regarding; concerning; belonging; pertaining.

[R.] "Pertinent unto faith."

Hooker.

Syn. -- Apposite; relevant; suitable; appropriate; fit.

-- Per"ti*nent*ly, adv. -- Per"ti*nent*ness, n.

 

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