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marital

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adjective mar·i·tal \ˈmer-ə-təl, ˈma-rə-\

Simple Definition of marital

  • : of or relating to marriage

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of marital

  1. 1 :  of or relating to marriage or the married state <marital vows>

  2. 2 :  of or relating to a husband and his role in marriage

maritally

play \-təl-ē\ adverb

Examples of marital in a sentence

  1. They've been having marital problems.

  2. <neither of them ever forgot their marital vows, no matter how hard things sometimes got>



Origin and Etymology of marital

Latin maritalis, from maritus married


First Known Use: 1603



MARITAL Defined for Kids

marital

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adjective mar·i·tal \ˈmer-ə-təl\

Definition of marital for Students

  1. :  of or relating to marriage




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marital

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adjective mar·i·tal \ˈmar-ət-əl\

Legal Definition of marital

  1. :  of or relating to marriage or the married state





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