Definitions for: Pertinence

[n] relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand

Webster (1913) Definition: Per"ti*nence, Pertinency Per"ti*nen*cy, n. [Cf.
F. pertinence. See Pertinent.]
The quality or state of being pertinent; justness of relation
to the subject or matter in hand; fitness; appositeness;
relevancy; suitableness.

The fitness and pertinency of the apostle's discourse.

Synonyms: applicability, pertinency

Antonyms: inapplicability

See Also: germaneness, relevance, relevancy

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