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
And in an age where social sharing has grown far more relevant than ever
  before, that's a huge chunk of pertinent information.
Maintain appropriate inventory of forms, stationary, publications and pertinent
  supplies for admissions.
Still, the question is becoming more pertinent.
You will not have any trouble answering a few pertinent questions.
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