- of or relating to marriage; conjugal; matrimonial: marital vows; marital discord.
- Archaic. of or relating to a husband.
Origin of marital
Examples from the Web for marital
There was no sign of a struggle, and no hint of marital dispute or financial problems.Family's Best Friend Charged With Murdering Them All
November 7, 2014
How her role became more “maternal rather than marital,” and branding Hawking an “all-powerful emperor” and “masterly puppeteer.”The Other Side of Stephen Hawking: Strippers, Aliens, and Disturbing Abuse Claims
November 6, 2014
Mrs. Davenport has been married 24 years, so this is an issue of marital privacy.The Town Where Your Sex Toy Could Land You in Jail
Emily Shire, Lizzie Crocker
May 30, 2014
But that's changed: marital rape is a crime, one only punishable by prison time.House Arrest for Marital Rape, Are you Kidding?!
May 21, 2014
Either one describes the bouts of anxiety single guys in their thirties feel about their marital status.High Manxiety: Thirtysomething Men Are The New Neurotic Singles
May 4, 2014
And it is at the evidence of marital unhappiness that all the criticism is directed.Sex=The Unknown Quantity
Marital confidences might well upset the best-laid plans I could devise.In Direst Peril
David Christie Murray
Perhaps it might have been better had Mr. Davies postponed his first marital lecture.Under Fire
There are times at which marital relations are eminently improper.The Physical Life of Woman:
Dr. George H Napheys
Her will seems to be roused there by the side of the marital will which is dormant.Rene Mauperin</p>
Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
- of or relating to marriagemarital status
- of or relating to a husband
Word Origin and History for marital
c.1600, from French maritale and directly from Latin maritalis "of or belonging to married people," from maritus "married man, husband" (see marry).