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appertain to something

[of a responsibility or privilege] to belong to something as a right. Do these rights appertain to a third cousin of the deceased? The statement doesn't make sense. It appertains to no one as it is stated.
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As he called for a pre-sentence report, the judge told the court: "I don't suppose it will appertain to the fact of what on Earth his father was doing in providing him with a car way beyond his capabilities.
As the judge called for a pre-sentence report on the teenager, he said: "I don't suppose it will appertain to the fact of what on earth his father was doing in providing him with a car way beyond his capabilities.
If they are discussing issues of policy that appertain to England that must be made clear to the viewer.
1m damages appertains to another claim over work on the museum's ceilings which NML also won and the judge said he would give his decision on how much AEW should pay at a later date.
Knowledge appertains to the greater part, the supreme evil belongs to the lesser and baser part.
The nonsense that appertains today could be easily rectified if we had a National Defence Medal.
Though each person has his own characteristics, there is nevertheless no separation among them, because of the relationship of perfect love that appertains to God.
While Quint asserts that this paradigm appertains to Continental, not English, literature, Lockey argues that a more attentive reading of romance fiction indicates that the model does indeed hold for the English tradition as well.
The conception of time and history that appertains to Fortinian allegory tends in this way toward typology, it is figural.
If none of these appertains, I will sit back, observe, and wait.
As the number of crossovers to be applied, to a couple, in MCPC is one of the parameters of the algorithm that is included as a part of an individual, our present approach appertains to the last abovementioned category.