appertain to

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We will now proceed to make some general reflections upon the governments next in order, and also to consider each of them in particular; beginning with those principles which appertain to each: now there are three things in all states which a careful legislator ought well to consider, which are of great consequence to all, and which properly attended to the state must necessarily be happy; and according to the variation of which the one will differ from the other.
If the circumstances of our country are such as to demand a compound instead of a simple, a confederate instead of a sole, government, the essential point which will remain to be adjusted will be to discriminate the OBJECTS, as far as it can be done, which shall appertain to the different provinces or departments of power; allowing to each the most ample authority for fulfilling the objects committed to its charge.
And if ye appertain to me, still it is not as my right arm.
Will it not be advisable, before we proceed on this subject, to arrange with rather more precision the degree of importance which is to appertain to this request, as well as the degree of intimacy subsisting between the parties?
The health challenges currently faced by the country appertain to the increasing prevalence of diabetes, smoking etc.
It would amount to nothing more than the supreme command and direction of the military and naval forces, as first General and admiral of the Confederacy; while that of the British king extends to the declaring of war and to the raising and regulating of fleets and armies--all which, by the Constitution under consideration, would appertain to the legislature.
Thus, we have heard male and female voices, after having pursued to their most elevated limit the diatonic notes which appertain to the full voice, take the falsetto voice, in order to rise higher, then descending diatonically, always retaining the falsetto, unto a certain distance below the limit at which the full voice had stopped; so that the same diatonic notes which have been produced in ascending by the full voice, are produced in descending by the falsetto voice.
He is not entitled to say that he is a Knight of the Order of St John and the dignities that appertain to being a Knight of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.