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From Latin martialis (of Mars (Roman god of war))



martial (comparative more martial, superlative most martial)

  1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of war; warlike.
    • Dryden
      But peaceful kings, o'er martial people set, / Each other's poise and counterbalance are.
  2. Relating to or connected with the armed forces or the profession of arms or military life.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1943, Chapter XII, p. 194, [1]
      He was lying on the table with head pillowed on the broken concertina and body sheltered with the Federal Flag, looking like a martial corpse.
  3. (comparable) Characteristic of or befitting a warrior; having a military bearing; soldierly, soldierlike, warriorlike.
  4. (medicine, chemistry, obsolete) Relating to, or containing, iron; chalybeate.
    martial preparations
    martial flowers: a reddish crystalline salt of iron

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Borrowed from Latin martialis of Mars (Roman god of war)


martial (feminine singular martiale, masculine plural martiaux, feminine plural martiales)

  1. martial

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