pertain to (someone or something)

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pertain to (someone or something)

To relate to, be relevant to, or have a connection with someone or something. These meetings never pertain to me, but the boss wants me to be there anyway. It was a bizarre scene that didn't seem to pertain to the rest of the film as a whole.
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pertain to someone or something

to relate to someone or something; to have something to do with someone or something. I don't think that anything discussed in this meeting pertained to me. It really doesn't pertain to the matter at hand.
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pertain to

v.
To be relevant to or concerned with something: In chemistry the word "basic" pertains to substances with a pH factor greater than 7.
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References in classic literature ?
Indeed, such characteristics as already pertained to them were preserved, and to-day afford to us lessons regarding things which have themselves long since passed away.
The bruit flew fra Carrick to Galloway, and so suddenly assembled herd and hyre-man that pertained to the band of the Kennedies; and so within a few hours was the house of Denure environed again.
One pertained to the allegations of accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income by,second allegation pertained to illegal appointments of 352 appointees while the third allegation pertained to the embezzlement of funds for the construction of MPA Hostel and construction of new Sindh Assembly building, including the appointment of project directors for the said projects.
Memon is also facing another case which pertained to his alleged role in getting the state land allotted and adjusted in 43 Dehs at throwaway price for a property developer, depriving the public exchequer of billions of rupees in revenue.
According to the audit report (audit year 2013-14 on the accounts of Wapda) 184 cases were related to irregular expenditure/unjustified payments and violation of rules amounting to Rs 368.652 billion; 9 cases pertained to public money embezzlement amounting to Rs 350.58 billion; 2 cases of errors and miscalculation worth Rs 115.67 million; 6 cases pertained to Rs 5.780 billion and 88 cases pertained to recoveries and overpayments amounting to Rs 572.63 billion.
The appellate court found that the rent demand and petition met the requirements of law; that is, the tenant was given clear, concise and actual notice of the amount due and the period that the claim pertained to; that additional "ancillary charges" for attorneys' fees and late fees were also itemized in the rent demand did not, in the Appellate Term's view, represent a demand for illegal rent in excess of the rent stabilized maximum.