Pertinent
Pertinent 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Regarding; concerning; belonging; pertaining. [R.] ``Pertinent unto faith.'' --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Apposite; relevant; suitable; appropriate; fit. [1913 Webster] -- {Per"ti*nent*ly}, adv. -- {Per"ti*nent*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • pertinent — pertinent, ente [ pɛrtinɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1300 « qui a rapport à »; lat. pertinens, p. prés. de pertinere « concerner »; cf. impertinent 1 ♦ Dr. Qui a rapport à la question, qui se rapporte au fond même de la cause. Moyens pertinents et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pertinent — PERTINÉNT, Ă, pertinenţi, te, adj. 1. (livr.) Care se potriveşte exact obiectului despre care este vorba, care este adecvat pentru ceea ce vrea să argumenteze; potrivit, nimerit, convenabil; p. ext. care denotă profunzime, competenţă. ♦ (jur.)… …   Dicționar Român

  • pertinent — pertinent, ente (pèr ti nan, nan t ) adj. Terme de pratique. Qui se rapporte à la question, qui a trait à la question. •   Les reproches seront proposés par la partie ou par son avoué avant la déposition du témoin, qui sera tenu de s expliquer… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • pertinent — Pertinent, Ce que tu dis n est point pertinent, ne à propos, Quod dicis, nihil ad rem, Ad rem non pertinet. Lieu plus pertinent, Plus convenable et à propos, Commodior locus. On ne sçauroit faire chose plus pertinente, ne qui vint mieux à propos …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • pertinent — I adjective adapted, affinitive, appertaining, applicable, apposite, appropriate, appurtenant, apropos, apt, associated, associative, bearing on the question, belonging, concerning, connected, fit, fitting, germane, having direct bearing, having… …   Law dictionary

  • pertinent — late 14c., from Anglo Fr. purtinaunt (late 13c.), from O.Fr. partenant (mid 13c.), from L. pertinentem (nom. pertinens) pertaining, prp. of pertinere to relate, concern (see PERTAIN (Cf. pertain)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pertinent — *relevant, germane, material, apposite, applicable, apropos Analogous words: fitting, apt, happy, felicitous (see FIT): pat, *seasonable, opportune, timely, well timed Antonyms: impertinent: foreign …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pertinent — [adj] relevant, suitable admissible, ad rem, applicable, apposite, appropriate, apropos, apt, connected, fit, fitting, germane, kosher*, legit*, material, on target*, on the button*, on the nose*, opportune, pat*, pertaining, proper, related,… …   New thesaurus

  • pertinent — Pertinent, [pertin]ente. adj. Qui est tel qu il convient. Il ne se dit guere que dans les phrases suivantes. Raisons pertinentes. excuses pertinentes. il m a convaincu par des raisons trés pertinentes. ce n est pas là une excuse pertinente. On… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • pertinent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relevant; appropriate. DERIVATIVES pertinence noun pertinently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin pertinere extend to, have reference to …   English terms dictionary

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