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Meaning of martial

mar•tial

Pronunciation: (mär'shul), [key]
— 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. characteristic of or befitting a warrior: a martial stride.

Mar•tial

Pronunciation: (mär'shul), [key]
— n.
  1. (Marcus Valerius Martialis)a.d. 43?–104?, Roman epigrammatist, born in Spain.
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