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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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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.
Special wishes to those celebrating their first Christmas as university graduates after getting the power to read and do all that appertains to their degrees.
Patrides, "Yet the difficulties stalking all [Renaissance] explicators of the Book of Revelation did not prevent their unanimous conclusion that it appertains, after one fashion or another, to 'history' past and 'history' future .
appertains to the " classical tradition" of Slovene CompLit.
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.
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.