Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to marriage.
  • adjective Archaic Of or relating to a husband.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective archaic Of or pertaining to a husband.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to marriage; matrimonial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to marriage.

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

  • adjective of or relating to the state of marriage

Etymologies

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

[Latin marītālis, from marītus, married.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin maritalis

Examples

  • He uses the term "marital disruption" because one of his main points is that the official "divorce rate" does not account for the number of households in which one spouse deserted the family.

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  • While the term marital property can seem quite simple, it is a complex process and forces parties to account and document every penny that was spent in order to prove whether the property is marital or separate.

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  • I was reading in a magazine, it's what they call marital rape.

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  • My father wants me to believe that it is exactly her obsession with being in control that has led them to what he calls their marital apocalypse.

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  • My father wants me to believe that it is exactly her obsession with being in control that has led them to what he calls their marital apocalypse.

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  • My father wants me to believe that it is exactly her obsession with being in control that has led them to what he calls their marital apocalypse.

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  • My father wants me to believe that it is exactly her obsession with being in control that has led them to what he calls their marital apocalypse.

    Jade

  • My father wants me to believe that it is exactly her obsession with being in control that has led them to what he calls their marital apocalypse.

    Jade

  • My father wants me to believe that it is exactly her obsession with being in control that has led them to what he calls their marital apocalypse.

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  • It is simply a question of a group of men and a group of women who may lawfully have what we call marital relations.

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