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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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59 (arguing for a broad construction of pertinency standards outside the context of child abuse prosecutions regarding issues such as danger of infection and to broadly determine the physical facts of the injury).
Professors Mueller and Kirkpatrick argue that this type of information is not part of any special medical expertise and therefore does not satisfy the pertinency requirement intended by the rule.
In construing the requirement of "medical pertinency," the court stated that, "[i]f the declarant is no longer in need of immediate medical attention, the motivation to speak truthfully is no longer present," and on that basis, it excluded a statement made to a clinical psychologist two weeks after initial medical treatment.
Of particular importance is the Institute--sponsored "core seminar", a three to four-day affair widely acclaimed for the pertinency of its programming, the high level of speakers, faculty and panelists, and for the quality of the discussion between them and the seminar participants.
Two different issues of pertinency arise in regard to a contempt prosecution.
The second pertinency issue concerns the Fifth Amendment's Due Process Clause.
The due process clause of the Fifth Amendment requires that "the pertinency of the interrogation to the topic under the .
As the court explained in that case, there is a separate statutory requirement of pertinency.