Definition for AP-PER-TAIN'

AP-PER-TAIN', v.i. [Fr. appartenir; It. appartenere; L. ad and pertineo, to pertain, of per and teneo, to hold. Pertineo is to reach to, to extend to, hence to belong. See Tenant.]

To belong, whether by right, nature or appointment. Give it to him to whom it appertaineth. – Lev. vi. [See Pertain.]

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