[mar-i-tl] /ˈmær ɪ tl/
of or relating to ; conjugal; matrimonial:
marital vows; marital discord.
Archaic. of or relating to a husband.
of or relating to marriage: marital status
of or relating to a husband
c.1600, from French maritale and directly from Latin maritalis “of or belonging to married people,” from maritus “married man, husband” (see marry).
- Marital rape
noun sexual intercourse forced by a spouse on the other spouse, against that person’s will
noun 1. a psychotherapeutic treatment for married couples, who are seen by a therapist both individually and jointly to assist them in resolving various problems related to their marriage.
noun the killing of a spouse, esp. a husband by his wife Word Origin marit(al) + -cide
[mar-i-tahym] /ˈmær ɪˌtaɪm/ adjective 1. connected with the sea in relation to navigation, shipping, etc. 2. of or relating to the sea: maritime resources. 3. bordering on the sea: maritime provinces. 4. living near or in the sea: maritime plants. 5. characteristic of a sailor; nautical: maritime clothing. plural noun 1. the Canadian provinces of […]