martialness

martial

[mahr-shuhl]
adjective
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.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English < Latin Mārtiālis of, belonging to Mars, equivalent to Mārti- (stem of Mārs) + -ālis -al1

martialism, noun
martialist, noun
martially, adverb
martialness, noun
nonmartial, adjective
nonmartially, adverb
nonmartialness, noun
unmartial, adjective

marshal, marital, martial.


2. military, soldierly.
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martial (ˈmɑːʃəl)
 
adj
of, relating to, or characteristic of war, soldiers, or the military life
 
[C14: from Latin martiālis of Mars1]
 
'martialism
 
n
 
'martialist
 
n
 
'martially
 
adv
 
'martialness
 
n

Martial1 (ˈmɑːʃəl)
 
adj
of or relating to Mars

Martial2 (ˈmɑːʃəl)
 
n
full name Marcus Valerius Martialis. ?40--?104 ad, Latin epigrammatist and poet, born in Spain

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martial
late 14c., from L. martialis "of Mars or war," from Mars (gen. Martis), Roman god of war. Martial law first recorded 1530s.
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