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Definition of pertain verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pertain
he / she / it pertains
past simple pertained
-ing form pertaining
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to exist or to apply in a particular situation or at a particular time Living conditions are vastly different from those pertaining in their country of origin. Those laws no longer pertain. Phrasal Verbspertain to something/somebody
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pertain

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