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mar·tial

 (mär′shəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of war.
2. Relating to or connected with the armed forces or the profession of arms.
3. Characteristic of or befitting a warrior.

[Middle English, from Latin mārtiālis, of the god Mars, from Mārs, Mārt-, Mars.]

mar′tial·ism n.
mar′tial·ist n.
mar′tial·ly adv.

Mar·tial

 (mär′shəl) Originally Marcus Valerius Martialis. ad 40?-c. 100 .
Roman poet known for his books of epigrams.
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martialism

1. an inclination to belligerency; bellicosity.
2. the qualities of a military existence. — martialist, n.
See also: War
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