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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