marital

[ mar-i-tl ]
/ ˈmær ɪ tl /

of or relating to marriage; conjugal; matrimonial: marital vows; marital discord.
Archaic. of or relating to a husband.

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Origin of marital

1595–1605; < Latin marītālis of married people, derivative of marītus of marriage. See marry1, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM marital

mar·i·tal·ly, adverbnon·mar·i·tal, adjectivenon·mar·i·tal·ly, adverbpost·mar·i·tal, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH marital

marshal marital martial
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Example sentences from the Web for nonmarital

British Dictionary definitions for nonmarital

marital
/ (ˈmærɪtəl) /

adjective

of or relating to marriagemarital status
of or relating to a husband

Derived forms of marital

maritally, adverb

Word Origin for marital

C17: from Latin marītālis, from marītus married (adj), husband (n); related to mās male
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