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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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One disc appertained to Ludmila Dvorakova, the other to Theo Adam (also accompanied by the National Theatre Orchestra, but conducted by Bohumil Gregor).
His visit is not appertained to one issue and naturally, different subjects will be discussed in meetings with the Islamic Republic officials," he added.
This appertained to his geographical location and not his ambitions to take over the world.
Round 3 David's Dilemma, where all ten answers appertained to well-known Davids.
The legislative power, meanwhile, appertained to the various assemblies and to the Senate.
They seem to have an agenda which ignores the history which should be given to those who were not aware of certain facts appertained to the Tory Prime Minister Edward Heath who, without any referendum, took us into the Common Market.