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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Pertinence


PER'TINENCE

PER'TINENCY, noun [Latin pertinens, pertineo; per and teneo, to hold.]

Justness of relation to the subject or matter in hand; fitness; appositeness; suitableness.

I have shown the fitness and pertinency of the apostle's discourse to the person he addressed.