PERTA'IN, verb intransitive [Latin pertineo, per and tenco, to hold.]
1. To belong; to be the property, right or duty of.
Men hate those who affect honor by ambition, which pertaineth not to them.
He took the fortified cities which pertained to Judah. 2 Kings 18:13.
It pertains to the governor to open the ports by proclamation.
2. To have relation to. Acts 1:3.