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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Pertain

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.