Definition of martial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɑːʃl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrʃl//
(formal) [only before noun]
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connected with fighting or war Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin martialis, from Mars, Mart-. Mars is the god of war in Roman mythology.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: martial