verb (used without object)
to have reference or relation; relate: documents pertaining to the lawsuit.
to belong or be connected as a part, adjunct, possession, or attribute.
to belong properly or fittingly; be appropriate.

1300–50; Middle English pertenen, partenen, perteinen < Middle French partein-, tonic stem of partenir < Latin pertinēre to be applicable, literally, to hold through, reach, equivalent to per- per- + -tinēre, combining form of tenēre to hold

unpertaining, adjective Unabridged
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pertain (pəˈteɪn)
vb (often foll by to)
1.  to have reference, relation, or relevance: issues pertaining to women
2.  to be appropriate: the product pertains to real user needs
3.  to belong (to) or be a part (of); be an adjunct, attribute, or accessory (of)
[C14: from Latin pertinēre, from per- (intensive) + tenēre to hold]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., from O.Fr. partenir "to belong," from L. pertinere "to reach, stretch, relate, have reference to," from per- "through" + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Related: Pertaining.
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Example sentences
Following are some key facts and issues pertaining to e-voting technology.
Though these be pertaining to religion yet they think it meet that they should
  be believed and granted by proofs of reason.
Chief among them are the rules pertaining to guests.
Two bills were introduced in Congress last week pertaining to copyright issues.
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