martial

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

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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.
  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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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. martial

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