appertain to

appertain

[ap-er-teyn]
verb (used without object)
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.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English a(p)perte(y)nen < Old French apertenir. See ap-1, pertain

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appertain (ˌæpəˈteɪn)
 
vb (usually foll by to)
to belong (to) as a part, function, right, etc; relate (to) or be connected (with)
 
[C14: from Old French apertenir to belong, from Late Latin appertinēre, from Latin ad- + pertinēre to pertain]

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appertain
late 14c., from O.Fr. apartenir (12c.), from L.L. adpertinere "to pertain to," from ad- "to, completely" + pertinere "to belong to" (see pertain). To belong as parts to the whole, or as members to a family or class. Related: Appertaining.
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