• WordNet 3.6
    • v appertain be a part or attribute of
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Appertain To belong or pertain, whether by right, nature, appointment, or custom; to relate. "Things appertaining to this life.""Give it unto him to whom it appertaineth ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • appertain To belong or pertain, as a part (to the whole), a member (to a class), a possession, or an attribute; belong by association or normal relation.
    • appertain Synonyms See pertain.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Appertain ap-pėr-tān′ to belong to, as a possession, a right, or attribute
    • n Appertain (Shak.) that which pertains to anything else
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. apperteinen, apertenen, OF. apartenir, F. appartenir, fr. L. appertinere,; ad, + pertinere, to reach to, belong. See Pertain


In literature:

The monastic buildings appertaining to the Abbey of St. Stephen were begun in 1704, and completed after a period of twenty-two years.
"Architectural Antiquities of Normandy" by John Sell Cotman
I PROCEED next to the rights and incapacities which appertain to a bastard.
"Commentaries on the Laws of England" by William Blackstone
And this was true, for he cared nothing as to what took place in the resort so long as it did not appertain to Mr. Allen or Hardwick.
"The Missing Tin Box" by Arthur M. Winfield
Our Eternities of Fame, like all else appertaining to humanity, will some day pass away.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865" by Various
If it ever existed it must now exist, for whatever appertains to the nature of man cannot be annihilated by man.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
It appertains to him in right of his existence, and his person is the title deed.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
It was monstrous to him that the property of one Earl Lovel should not appertain to the next Earl.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope
All doctrinal writings contain something appertaining to a period older than that of their composition.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
There are thoughts and actions appertaining to specific periods in the one case as in the other.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
Among them Old Bill saw some things that had appertained to himself.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
This has been done by the exercise of that sovereign power which appertains to each.
"Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford" by Benjamin C. Howard
Do I not know the human figure, and everything appertaining to it?
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
Mrs. Witla was in and out occasionally, looking for things which appertained to her functions as house-mother.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
I might, perhaps, learn something practically of the duties appertaining to a siege.
"Tales from the German. Volume I." by Carl Franz van der Velde
Anything appertaining to Puritanism was jeered away.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
A grassy nook, surrounded by tall trees, appertaining to the Imperial Forest, fulfilled our requisites.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
Initials appertaining to honorary rank should never be written or printed on a card, such as D.L., K.C., M.P., K.C.B., M.D., etc.
"Manners and Rules of Good Society" by Anonymous
She held it very closely with an access of love and worship such as appertains to vacant shrines.
"The Unknown Sea" by Clemence Housman
Supernaturalism, both in the individual and in society, appertains to a definite period of life.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
Mere millionaires and all that appertained to them seemed suddenly prosaic.
"The Beautiful Miss Brooke" by Louis Zangwill

In poetry:

"Let me grow, then, but mildews and mandrakes,
And slimy distortions,
Let nevermore things good and lovely
To me appertain;
"The Mother Mourns." by Thomas Hardy
To godliness, which is great gain,
Promise is said to appertain:
But know, lest you the gospel mar,
In whom it is we godly are.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
To thee help appertains.
Hast thou left all things to their course,
And laid the reins
Upon the horse?
Is all lockt? hath a sinner's plea
No key?
"Longing" by George Herbert

In science:

Moreover, the Bonnet part of the Bonnet-Myers theorem, that is the one appertaining to the sectional curvature, was also proven for P L manifolds, again by Stone – see [St76c], [St73].
Metric Ricci curvature for $PL$ manifolds