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appertainment

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appertain +‎ -ment

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appertainment (countable and uncountable, plural appertainments)

  1. (obsolete) That which appertains or belongs to a person; an appurtenance; trappings.
    • c. 1602, Shakespeare, William, Troilus and Cressida, act 2, scene 3, lines 78–79:
      He shent our messengers, and we lay by / Our appertainments, visiting of him.
    • 2016, Cross, Kathleen, transl.; Klauer, Bernd; Manstetten, Reiner; Petersen, Thomas; Schiller, Johannes, “Material stocks”, in Sustainability and the Art of Long-Term Thinking, ISBN 9781134986187, 4.3.1. Material sets and stocks, page 44:
      The property of appertainment of a set is therefore the property which, by definition, has to be given in every element of the set.