Definition of GERMANE
obsolete : closely akin
: being at once relevant and appropriate : fitting <omit details that are not germane to the discussion>
— ger·mane·ly adverb
Examples of GERMANE
facts germane to the dispute
<my personal opinion isn't germane to our discussion of the facts of the case>
The press material for this film contains some notes made by the Dardenne brothers during the shooting. Such material is usually disposable, but these notes are germane.. —Stanley Kauffmann, New Republic, 3 Feb. 2003
Origin of GERMANE
Middle English germain, literally, having the same parents, from Anglo-French
First Known Use: 14th century
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."