- of or relating to marriage; conjugal; matrimonial: marital vows; marital discord.
- Archaic. of or relating to a husband.
Origin of marital
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Examples from the Web for nonmarital
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- of or relating to marriagemarital status
- of or relating to a husband
C17: from Latin marītālis, from marītus married (adj), husband (n); related to mās male
Word Origin and History for nonmarital
c.1600, from French maritale and directly from Latin maritalis "of or belonging to married people," from maritus "married man, husband" (see marry).
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