marital

adjective

mar·​i·​tal ˈmer-ə-tᵊl How to pronounce marital (audio)
ˈma-rə-
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
maritally adverb

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 All is not quiet on the marital front, as the wife asks for a divorce and the couple descends into a destructive cycle that not only includes infidelity and neglect, but spins into murder, a tentacled alien creature and doppelgangers. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 July 2024 Final judgment obtained based on marital settlement agreement and child custody agreement. Woody Clermont, Sun Sentinel, 4 July 2024 That Hayek and Hella should have found themselves in the marital equivalent of a Hayekian market—uncertain about each other’s plans, ignorant of each other’s moves, captive to each other’s tacit knowledge—did not give him perspective or pause. Corey Robin, The New Yorker, 29 June 2024 The court documents cited irreconcilable differences and inappropriate marital conduct as the reason for divorce, with Billy Ray also seeking an annulment on the grounds of fraud. Becca Longmire, Peoplemag, 28 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for marital 

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Word History

Etymology

Latin maritalis, from maritus married

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of marital was in 1603

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Cite this Entry

“Marital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marital. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

marital

adjective
mar·​i·​tal ˈmar-ət-ᵊl How to pronounce marital (audio)
: of or relating to marriage : conjugal
maritally adverb

Legal Definition

marital

adjective
mar·​i·​tal ˈmar-ət-ᵊl How to pronounce marital (audio)
: of or relating to marriage or the married state

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