Etymology
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pertinence (n.)

mid-15c., "arrogance, presumption," a sense now obsolete; 1650s, "character of being to the point; relevance, suitableness," from French pertenance or formed in English from pertinent + -ence.

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Definitions of pertinence

pertinence (n.)
relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand;
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