Definition for PER'TI-NENCE, or PER-TI-NEN-CY

PER'TI-NENCE, or PER-TI-NEN-CY, n. [L. pertinens, pertineo; per and teneo, to hold.]

Justness of relation to the subject or matter in hand; fitness; appositeness; suitableness. I have shown the fitness and pertinency of the apostle's discourse to the persons he addressed. – Bentley.

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