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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to marriage: marital status; marital problems.
  • adj. Of or relating to a husband.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to marriage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a husband.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to marriage; matrimonial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a husband, or to marriage as it concerns the husband: as, marital rights or authority; marital devotion.
  • Hence Pertaining to or of the nature of marriage; matrimonial; connubial.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the state of marriage

Etymologies

Latin marītālis, from marītus, married.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin maritalis (Wiktionary)

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