germaneness germaneness

Definition(s):

  • (n) pertinence by virtue of a close relation to the matter at hand

Usage(s):

  • Gratuitously referential bits (I'm thinking of the musical numbers) acquire an individual redemption, if not actual germaneness.

Quotes

  1. "I am sorry that the germaneness issue clouds the bigger issue of solving the worst transportation crisis in America," Potts said in a somber floor speech.
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Russ Potts Source: WVEC.com (subscription)

  2. "Our reading of the Supreme Court's most recent decision on this subject leads us to reply in the affirmative and hold that 'extra-unit litigation' may be charged to nonmembers where it satisfies the 'germaneness test' that generally applies to...
    on Aug 8, 2007 By: Kermit Lipez Source: Central Maine Morning Sentinel

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