marital

adjective
mar·​i·​tal | \ ˈmer-ə-tᵊl How to pronounce marital (audio) , ˈma-rə- \

Definition of marital

1 : of or relating to marriage or the married state marital vows
2 archaic : of or relating to a husband and his role in marriage

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Other Words from marital

maritally \ ˈmer-​ə-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce marital (audio) , ˈma-​rə-​ \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for marital

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • nonmarital
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Examples of marital in a Sentence

They've been having marital problems. neither of them ever forgot their marital vows, no matter how hard things sometimes got
Recent Examples on the Web This model is often the de facto outcome in a contentious marital divorce. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Do you have a strategy? Consider these 4 key questions," 21 Sep. 2020 This affidavit, usually signed by a family friend and then agreed to by each heir, sets out the personal history of the decedent: name, address, date of death, marital history and identity of anyone who could be an heir. Dallas News, "Affidavit of Heirship: Unraveling the document confusion," 31 Jan. 2021 State laws seem to vary concerning whether wedding rings are marital property (belonging to both and subject to division upon divorce), or separate property (individually owned). Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Insensitive brother emails details of his funeral home job to dying sibling," 22 Jan. 2021 State laws seem to vary concerning whether wedding rings are marital property (belonging to both and subject to division upon divorce), or separate property (individually owned). Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Brother writes unsettling funeral home dispatches," 22 Jan. 2021 State laws seem to vary concerning whether wedding rings are marital property (belonging to both and subject to division upon divorce), or separate property (individually owned). Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Ask Amy: Brother writes unsettling funeral home dispatches," 22 Jan. 2021 In an interview with BAZAAR.com, Corrin recently opened up about re-creating the marital breakdown between Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emma Corrin Shares Hilarious Behind-the-Scenes Snaps from The Crown Season 4," 29 Nov. 2020 Knight’s concept, of course, is that lockdown has exacerbated Paxton and Linda’s marital tensions. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The Early-Pandemic Heist Thriller That No One Asked For," 16 Jan. 2021 If so, then use this, in turn, as a good opportunity to discuss the marital politics of his throwing you under the bus without checking with you first. Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax: A mother-in-law stays in a hotel because of her son’s comments," 14 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of marital

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for marital

Latin maritalis, from maritus married

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The first known use of marital was in 1603

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20 Feb 2021

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“Marital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marital. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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More Definitions for marital

marital

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of marital

: of or relating to marriage

marital

adjective
mar·​i·​tal | \ ˈmer-ə-tᵊl How to pronounce marital (audio) \

Kids Definition of marital

: of or relating to marriage

marital

adjective
mar·​i·​tal | \ ˈmar-ət-ᵊl How to pronounce marital (audio) \

Legal Definition of marital

: of or relating to marriage or the married state

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