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martial US English

Of or appropriate to war; warlike

Martial US English

(Circa 40-circa ad 104), Roman epigrammatist, born in Spain; Latin name Marcus Valerius Martialis. His 15 books of epigrams, in a variety of meters, reflect all facets of Roman life

martial US Thesaurus

their martial exploits

martial law US English

Military government involving the suspension of ordinary law

martial art US Thesaurus

she was trained in several martial arts

court-martial US English

A judicial court for trying members of the armed services accused of offenses against military law

martial arts US English

Various sports or skills, mainly of Japanese origin, that originated as forms of self-defense or attack, such as judo, karate, and kendo

martial eagle US English

A brown eagle with a brown-spotted white belly. It is Africa’s largest raptor

mixed martial arts US English

An extreme combat sport in which contestants are permitted to use the fighting techniques of wrestling and boxing but also those of martial arts such as kickboxing, judo, and karate

general court-martial US English

A court-martial for trying serious offenses, consisting of at least five officers with the authority to impose a sentence of dishonorable discharge or death