pertaining or relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand; relevant: pertinent details.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin pertinent- (stem of pertinēns), present participle of pertinēre to pertain; see -ent

pertinence, pertinency, noun
pertinently, adverb
nonpertinence, noun
nonpertinency, noun
nonpertinent, adjective
nonpertinently, adverb
unpertinent, adjective
unpertinently, adverb

appropriate, fitting, fit, suitable, applicable. See apt.

irrelevant. Unabridged
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pertinent (ˈpɜːtɪnənt)
relating to the matter at hand; relevant
[C14: from Latin pertinēns, from pertinēre to pertain]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. purtinaunt (1278), from O.Fr. partenant (1246), from L. pertinentem (nom. pertinens) "pertaining," prp. of pertinere "to relate, concern" (see pertain).
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Example sentences
Fundamental symmetries through rigorous mathematics arrived with an elegant
  model possessing no physical pertinence.
It also loses its pertinence in a case where the umpire has already suffered
  serious injury from side-effects of the fight.
On the level of a dogged adventure picture, curiously lacking historical
  pertinence or even footnotes, it has its points.
For all the historical pertinence of the initial sequences, the first portion
  is familiar and overly detailed.
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