Martial meaning

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Of, relating to, or suggestive of war.
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The definition of martial is warlike or appropriate in times of war.

When military law goes into affect because of fear of war, this is an example of martial law.

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Characteristic of or befitting a warrior.
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Roman poet known for his books of epigrams.
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Of or suitable for war.

Martial songs.

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Showing a readiness or eagerness to fight; warlike.
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Of the army, the navy, or military life; military.
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(Marcus Valerius Martialis) A.d. 40?-104?; Rom. epigrammatist & poet, born in Spain.
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Of, relating to, or suggestive of war; warlike.
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Relating to or connected with the armed forces or the profession of arms or military life.
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(comparable) Characteristic of or befitting a warrior; having a military bearing; soldierly, soldierlike, warriorlike.
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A male given name narrowly applied to certain historic persons (but some of its foreign cognates are modern given names).

Saint Martial was the first bishop of Limoges circa 250

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Anglicized cognomen or given name of the Roman poet Marcus Valerius Martialis, born in Spain in the first century AD and noted for his epigrams.
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Relating to or connected with the armed forces or the profession of arms.
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Origin of martial

Latin Martialis, a Roman cognomen, from martialis "belonging/dedicated to Mars (to war)", itself from the name of the Roman god of war Mars + -ialis.