Definition of appertain
: to belong or be connected as a rightful part or attribute : pertain
Examples of appertain in a Sentence
the rights and privileges that appertain to marriage
the doctrine that the swath of land between the Atlantic and the Pacific naturally appertained to the United States
Recent Examples of appertain from the Web
Ah, but a, b, and c above do not appertain to cancer.
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APPERTAIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of appertain for English Language Learners
: to belong to or be connected or related to something
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