marital / martial

marital / martial
   Marital refers to marriage: Bunny and Lance are having marital problems.
   Martial refers to war or the military: Bunny has a black belt in martial arts.
 See marshal / marshall / martial

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  • marital / martial —    Marital refers to marriage: Bunny and Lance are having marital problems.    Martial refers to war or the military: Bunny has a black belt in martial arts.  See marshal / marshall / martial …   Confused words

  • marital, martial — Marital pertains to marriage, martial to war. Only cynics would maintain that the words are interchangeable. Note both spelling and pronunciation: MAR uh tuhl and MAHR shuhl. Marital disagreements sometimes lead to separation and divorce. The… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • martial — See marital. See marital, martial …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • marital — See marital, martial …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • martial — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of or appropriate to war; warlike. DERIVATIVES martially adverb. USAGE On the confusion of martial and marital, see the note at MARITAL(Cf. ↑maritally). ORIGIN from Latin martia …   English terms dictionary

  • marital — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to marriage or the relations between husband and wife. DERIVATIVES maritally adverb. USAGE Do not confuse marital, which means ‘relating to marriage’ with martial ‘of war’. ORIGIN from Latin maritus husband …   English terms dictionary

  • marital — martial …   Anagrams dictionary

  • martial — marital …   Anagrams dictionary

  • Martial law — Not to be confused with Marital law. Martial law is the imposition of military rule by military authorities over designated regions on an emergency basis (usually) only temporary when the civilian government or civilian authorities fail to… …   Wikipedia

  • martial — martialism, n. martialist, n. martially, adv. martialness, n. /mahr sheuhl/, adj. 1. inclined or disposed to war; warlike: The ancient Romans were a martial people. 2. of, suitable for, or associated with war or the armed forces: martial music. 3 …   Universalium

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