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

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 Plenty of factors affect one’s likelihood of sticking close to family: marital status, cultural norms, and geographic region, to name a few. Stephanie H. Murray, The Atlantic, 11 May 2022 On cross-examination, Ng’s attorney sought to attack Leissner’s credibility by peppering him with questions about his history of lying about his marital status. NBC News, 9 Apr. 2022 Everyone needs estate planning, regardless of age, marital status or net worth. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 What was your marital status as of December 31, 2021? Eli Grober, The New Yorker, 15 Apr. 2022 Ergo, documenting marital status is essential, if unromantic. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Apr. 2022 During that period, a rich symbolism of ornate patterns, materials, colors and accessories were historically coded to signify gender, marital status, class and rank. New York Times, 9 Apr. 2022 On cross-examination, Ng’s attorney sought to attack Leissner’s credibility by peppering him with questions about his history of lying about his marital status. NBC News, 9 Apr. 2022 On cross-examination, Ng’s attorney sought to attack Leissner’s credibility by peppering him with questions about his history of lying about his marital status. Time, 8 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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Time Traveler for marital

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The first known use of marital was in 1603

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Dictionary Entries Near marital

Maritain

marital

marital bliss

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Last Updated

15 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Marital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marital. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for marital

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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