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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Relevant

REL'EVANT, adjective [Latin relever, to relieve, to advance, to raise; re and lever, to raise.]

1. Relieving; lending aid or support.

2. Pertinent; applicable. The testimony is not relevant to the case. The argument is not relevant to the question. [This is the sense in which the word is now generally used.]

3. Sufficient to support the cause.