appertain to


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appertain to

To apply or pertain to someone. What rights appertain to me as a naturalized citizen?

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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This is baffling as they obviously appertain to represent all EU countries which have already got embassies in these places anyway.
We are told the Government is handing power back to each individual, but when are individuals consulted about all services that appertain to them?
I will continue to talk with Tees Valley authorities on issues that affect us in the sub-region, along with issues that appertain to us within the North-east and North Yorkshire regions.
That priority should appertain to sporting duties, irrespective of who pays the wages.
Through the modification of the parameters we obtain different airfoils which appertain to the same family.
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.
And theologians, if they are not prepared to support a confessionalist account, need to take seriously what the book has to say about the combination of realism and agnosticism that, on a pluralist account, must appertain to particular religious claims.
By contrast, Hamilton adds, the authority of "the British king extends to the declaring of war and to the raising and regulating of fleets and armies--all which, by the Constitution under consideration, would appertain to the legislature.
If they are discussing issues of policy that appertain to England that must be made clear to the viewer.
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.