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appertain (verb), appertains; appertained; appertaining
1. To relate to something.
2. To belong as a proper function or part; such as, problems appertaining to social reform.
3. Etymology: from Old French apartenir, from Late Latin adpertinere, "to pertain to"; from ad-, "to, completely" + pertinere, "to belong to"; from per-, "through" + tenere, "to hold".

To belong to as parts to the whole, or as members to a family or class.

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