Definition of pertain verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pertain

 verb
verb
NAmE//pərˈteɪn//
 
[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
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