martiality

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English martial + -ity

Noun[edit]

martiality (plural martialities)

  1. suitability for war, likelihood of success in war, tendancy to wage war
    The Romans' martiality was much greater than that of its contemporaries.
    • 2007Vincent Quinn Textual Practice 113: Luxurious Sexualities
      Hume argued that the new modes of behaviour which developed in a commercial society actually improved the nation's martiality.
    • 2002Kenneth Muir Shakespeare Survey
      Antony and Cleopatra heralds the decline of Roman honour and the shift from martiality to eros,

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