The body of laws that set the rules for commerce that takes place on oceans and seas are an example of maritime laws.
- on, near, or living near the sea: maritime provinces, a maritime people
- of or relating to sea navigation, shipping, etc.: maritime law
- characteristic of sailors; nautical
- Meteorol. of the relatively wet air or climate associated with large bodies of water
Origin of maritimeClassical Latin maritimus from mare, the sea: see mare
- Of, relating to, or adjacent to the sea.
- Of or relating to marine shipping or navigation. See Synonyms at nautical.
- Of or resembling a mariner.
- Meteorology a. Of or relating to the relatively moist air typically found or originating over large bodies of water.b. Of or relating to climates whose seasonal variation in temperatures is moderated by large bodies of water nearby.
Origin of maritimeLatin maritimus from mare mari- sea ; see mori- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more maritime, superlative most maritime)
From Middle French maritime