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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·tain v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pertained p. pr. & vb. n. Pertaining.]
 1. To belong; to have connection with, or dependence on, something, as an appurtenance, attribute, etc.; to appertain; as, saltness pertains to the ocean; flowers pertain to plant life.
    Men hate those who affect that honor by ambition which pertaineth not to them.   --Hayward.
 2. To have relation or reference to something.
    These words pertain unto us at this time as they pertained to them at their time.   --Latimer.