adjective ger·mane \(ˌ)jər-ˈmān\

: relating to a subject in an appropriate way

Full Definition of GERMANE

obsolete :  closely akin
:  being at once relevant and appropriate :  fitting <omit details that are not germane to the discussion>
ger·mane·ly adverb

Examples of GERMANE

  1. facts germane to the dispute
  2. <my personal opinion isn't germane to our discussion of the facts of the case>
  3. The press material for this film contains some notes made by the Dardenne brothers during the shooting. Such material is usually disposable, but these notes are germane.. —Stanley Kauffmann, New Republic, 3 Feb. 2003

Origin of GERMANE

Middle English germain, literally, having the same parents, from Anglo-French
First Known Use: 14th century


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