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martial

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adjective mar·tial \ˈmär-shəl\

Simple Definition of martial

  • : of or relating to war or soldiers

Full Definition of martial

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or suited for war or a warrior

  2. 2 :  relating to an army or to military life

  3. 3 :  experienced in or inclined to war :  warlike

mar·tial·ly play \-shə-lē\ adverb

Examples of martial

  1. <the marching band played The Battle Hymn of the Republic and several other martial airs>

  2. <one of the basic tenets of martial law>



Origin of martial

Middle English, from Latin martialis of Mars, from Mart-, Mars


First Known Use: 14th century

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Martial

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biographical name Mar·tial \ˈmär-shəl\

Definition of Martial

  1. ca a.d. 40–ca 103 Marcus Valerius Martialis Rom. epigrammatist



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MARTIAL Defined for Kids

martial

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adjective mar·tial \ˈmär-shəl\

Definition of martial

  1. :  having to do with or suitable for war <martial music> <martial courage>





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