Relevancy - What does it mean?

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  • (legal, Scotland) Sufficieny (of a statement, claim etc.) to carry weight in law; legal pertinence.
  • (uncountable) The degree to which a thing is relevant; relevance, applicability.
  • *1842 , (Edgar Allan Poe), ‘The Myster of Marie Rogêt’:
  • *:It is the malpractice of the courts to confine evidence and discussion to the bounds of apparent relevancy .
  • (countable) A relevant thing.
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  • Usage notes

    * In contemporary usage (relevance) is about 20 times more common in the US (COCA) and about 50 times more common in the UK (BNC) than this term.


    * irrelevancy

    Not English

    has no English definition. It may be misspelled.