Part of speech:
Clearly related to a matter at hand.
Connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage.
Being in keeping with a situation; appropriate.
(Linguistics) Sharing a common origin or an ancestral form.
Capable of being applied; relevant or appropriate:
Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting.
(Law) Important enough to affect the outcome of a case, the validity of a legal instrument, etc.
(Grammar) Referring to or qualifying an antecedent, as the pronoun who in the man who was on TV or that in the dictionary that I use.
Appropriate or relevant:
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