Part of speech: adjective

Fitting; pertinent.

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Usage examples "relevant":

  1. In these last they appeared to be perfectly at home; and relevant circumstances might have been multiplied for double the time, without their having any difficulty in applying the lessons, and giving a reason for their application." - "A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education", James Gall.
  2. Mr. Justice North: Very possibly it might have been relevant in that case. - "Prisoner for Blasphemy", G. W. [George William] Foote.
  3. So it has come about that, by a fortuitous conjuncture of scarcely relevant circumstances, Prussia and the Empire have been thrown into the lead in the race of " preparedness" and have been led assiduously to hasten a breach which they could ill afford. - "An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation", Thorstein Veblen.