What does the word relevant mean?

Usage examples for relevant

  1. Mr. Justice North: Very possibly it might have been relevant in that case. – Prisoner for Blasphemy by G. W. [George William] Foote
  2. 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 by Thorstein Veblen