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pertinent

adjective adapted, affinitive, appertaining, applicable, apposite, appropriate, appurtenant, apropos, apt, associated, associative, bearing on the question, belonging, concerning, connected, fit, fitting, germane, having direct bearing, having to do with, material, opposite, pertaining, referring, regarding, related, relating, relational, suitable, to the point, to the purpose, with reference to
Associated concepts: pertinent testimony, relevant evidence
See also: akin, applicable, apposite, appropriate, felicitous, fit, germane, important, interrelated, intrinsic, material, noteworthy, related, relative, relevant, suitable, tangential

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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426) A request "must set forth the pertinency and manner of applying cited prior art to every claim for which reexamination is requested.
See PERELMAN & OLBRECHTS-TYTECA, supra note 21, at 116 ("By the very fact of selecting certain elements and presenting them to the audience, their importance and pertinency to the discussion are implied.
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a duty to prove the pertinency of the committee's questions or
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