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Line breaks: mari|tal
Pronunciation: /ˈmarɪt(ə)l

Definition of marital in English:


Relating to marriage or the relations between a married couple: she wanted to talk about their marital problems
More example sentences
  • If the wife deferred to the husband because of the marital relationship, that is another thing.
  • The mother of the children told police she and her husband had been having marital problems for the past six months.
  • He prefers marital banter with his wife on the phone to talking about measurements and ingredients.


early 16th century: from Latin maritalis, from maritus 'husband'.



Example sentences
  • Well, if that's not financially or maritally feasible, another option is to sell the Miata.
  • Their analyses delineated the odds of a maritally distressed spouse having a psychiatric disorder or class of disorders in comparison to spouses who were not maritally distressed.
  • Given the positive treatment outcome suggested by the findings of this study, it is important that maritally distressed couples be referred for intervention in a timely fashion.

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