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marital

[mar-i-tl]
  1. of or relating to marriage; conjugal; matrimonial: marital vows; marital discord.
  2. 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
Related formsmar·i·tal·ly, adverbnon·mar·i·tal, adjectivenon·mar·i·tal·ly, adverbpost·mar·i·tal, adjective
Can be confusedmarshal marital martial
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Examples from the Web for post-marital

Historical Examples

  • Let us confine our attention here to Japanese post-marital emotional characteristics.

    Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic

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British Dictionary definitions for post-marital

marital

adjective
  1. of or relating to marriagemarital status
  2. of or relating to a husband
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Derived Formsmaritally, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Latin marītālis, from marītus married (adj), husband (n); related to mās male
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Word Origin and History for post-marital

marital

adj.

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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