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 for pertinent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pertinent \Per"ti*nent\, a. [L. pertinens, -entis, p. pr. of
     pertinere: cf. F. pertinent. See Pertain.]
     1. Belonging or related to the subject or matter in hand; fit
        or appropriate in any way; adapted to the end proposed;
        apposite; material; relevant; as, pertinent illustrations
        or arguments; pertinent evidence.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Regarding; concerning; belonging; pertaining. [R.]
        "Pertinent unto faith." --Hooker.
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Apposite; relevant; suitable; appropriate; fit.
          [1913 Webster] -- Per"ti*nent*ly, adv. --
          Per"ti*nent*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having precise or logical relevance to the matter at
             hand; "a list of articles pertinent to the discussion";
             "remarks that were to the point"
      2: being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the
         successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative
         verbal images"; "an apt reply" [syn: apposite, apt,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "pertinent":
     a propos, ad rem, admissible, affinitive, appertaining, applicable,
     applying, apposite, appropriate, apropos, apt, associative,
     belonging, comparable, comparative, congenial, connective,
     correlative, en rapport, fitting, germane, in point, involving,
     linking, material, pertaining, proportionable, proportional,
     proportionate, referable, referring, relating, relational,
     relative, relevant, suitable, sympathetic, to the point,
     to the purpose

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PERTINENT, evidence. Those facts which tend to prove the allegations of the 
  party offering them, are called pertinent; those which have no such tendency 
  are called impertinent, 8 Toull. n. 22. By pertinent is also meant that 
  which belongs. Willes, 319. 

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