adjective \ˈmer-ə-təl, ˈma-rə-\

: of or relating to marriage

Full Definition of MARITAL

:  of or relating to marriage or the married state <marital vows>
:  of or relating to a husband and his role in marriage
mar·i·tal·ly \-təl-ē\ adverb

Examples of MARITAL

  1. They've been having marital problems.
  2. <neither of them ever forgot their marital vows, no matter how hard things sometimes got>

Origin of MARITAL

Latin maritalis, from maritus married
First Known Use: 1603


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