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maritime

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adjective mar·i·time \ˈmer-ə-ˌtīm, ˈma-rə-\

Simple Definition of maritime

  • : of or relating to sailing on the sea or doing business (such as trading) by sea

  • : located near or next to the sea

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of maritime

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or bordering on the sea <a maritime province>

  2. 2 :  of or relating to navigation or commerce on the sea

  3. 3 :  having the characteristics of a mariner

Examples of maritime in a sentence

  1. The country's maritime industry is an important part of its economy.

  2. She's an expert in maritime law.



Origin of maritime

Latin maritimus, from mare


First Known Use: circa 1550

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MARITIME Defined for Kids

maritime

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adjective mar·i·time \ˈmer-ə-ˌtīm\

Definition of maritime for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to ocean navigation or trade <maritime law>

  2. 2 :  bordering on or living near the sea <maritime nations>




Law Dictionary

maritime

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adjective mar·i·time \ˈmar-ə-ˌtīm\

Legal Definition of maritime

  1. :  of or relating to navigation or commerce on navigable waters





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