Definition of marital in English:

marital

adjective

  • Relating to marriage or the relations between a married couple.

    ‘she wanted to talk about their marital problems’
    • ‘The mother of the children told police she and her husband had been having marital problems for the past six months.’
    • ‘He plays a troubled psychiatrist who's in the midst of severe marital problems.’
    • ‘If all they've done is suffer an unhappy marriage, we should leave them to their marital misery.’
    • ‘The marital embrace is the culmination of the total self-giving of husbands and wives.’
    • ‘Due to social stigma attached to it even the best marital relationships can come under strain.’
    • ‘Stay with her exclusively and wrestle with resentfulness coupled with marital bliss.’
    • ‘It deals with the issue of marital infidelity as seen across various couples.’
    • ‘Two people, a husband and wife, work out their marital malaise by literally trying to kill one another.’
    • ‘However, certain key aspects of the marital relationship can be elucidated and do require discussion.’
    • ‘They are also looking at his marital and custody arrangements for the children.’
    • ‘If the wife deferred to the husband because of the marital relationship, that is another thing.’
    • ‘He prefers marital banter with his wife on the phone to talking about measurements and ingredients.’
    • ‘One of the marital indiscretions had landed him in trouble with his wife.’
    • ‘In other words, the remark points to the dynamic of a sibling relationship, not a marital one.’
    • ‘Hurtling along at breakneck speed, this smash hit comedy of marital deception guarantees a great night out.’
    • ‘There are marital complexities both on and off stage in the latest production from Bingley Little Theatre.’
    • ‘They want an amendment that would require sheriffs to pay more attention to the rights of the child in marital disputes.’
    • ‘Even within the marital context, they work to limit the husband's authority.’
    • ‘What could have been more appropriate for this marital tragedy than, of all operas, Tristan und Isolde?’
    • ‘Sexual indiscretions, marital break-ups and drug habits are glossed over completely.’
    matrimonial, married, wedded, conjugal, connubial, nuptial, marriage, wedding
    spousal
    hymeneal, epithalamic
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Origin

Early 16th century: from Latin maritalis, from maritus husband.

Pronunciation:

marital

/ˈmarɪt(ə)l/