from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The character of being martial; warlike spirit or propensity; military character.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete The quality of being warlike; exercises suitable for war.
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- noun obsolete The quality of being
warlike; exercises suitable for war.
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Today I have felt the magnitude of this event, the martialism of the troops, the organization, the discipline, the impressive silence in this plaza where not even the buzzing of a mosquito is heard, [applause] the attention with which the people are capable of paying to the speakers during the very warm noon hour.
Whether he was exactly the kind of man to have enjoyed the livelier side of martialism may be the subject of considerable doubt.