1.Of, pertaining to, or suited for, war; military; as, martial music; a martial appearance.
2.Practiced in, or inclined to, war; warlike; brave.
3.Belonging to war, or to an army and navy; - opposed to civil; as, martial law; a court-martial.
4.Pertaining to, or resembling, the god, or the planet, Mars.
5.(Old Chem. & Old Med.) Pertaining to, or containing, iron; chalybeate; as, martial preparations.
Martial flowers
(Med.) a reddish crystalline salt of iron; the ammonio-chloride of iron.
Martial law
the law administered by the military power of a government when it has superseded the civil authority in time of war, or when the civil authorities are unable to enforce the laws. It is distinguished from military law, the latter being the code of rules for the regulation of the army and navy alone, either in peace or in war.
Noun1.Martial - Roman poet noted for epigrams (first century BC)
Adj.1.martial - (of persons) befitting a warrior; "a military bearing"
2.martial - suggesting war or military life
Synonyms: warlike
3.martial - of or relating to the armed forces; "martial law"

LAW, MARTIAL. Martial law is a code established for the government of the army and navy of the United States.
     2. Its principal rules are to be found in the articles of war. (q.v.) The object of this code, or body of regulations is to, maintain that order and discipline, the fundamental principles of which are a due obedience of the several ranks to their proper officers, a subordination of each rank to their superiors, and the subjection of the whole to certain rules of discipline, essential to their acting with the union and energy of an organized body. The violations of this law are to be tried by a court martial. (q.v.)
     3. A military commander has not the power, by declaring a district to be under martial law, to subject all the citizens to that code, and to suspend the operation of the writ of habeas corpus. 3 Mart. (Lo.) 531. Vide Hale's Hist. C. L. 38; 1 Bl. Com. 413; Tytler on Military Law; Ho. on C. M.; M'Arth. on C. M.; Rules and Articles of War, art. 64, et seq; 2 Story, L. U. S. 1000.

aggressive, antagonistic, battling, bellicose, belligerent, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, brave, chauvinist, chauvinistic, contentious, courageous, enemy, ferocious, fierce, fighting, full of fight, hawkish, high-spirited, hostile, inimical, jingo, jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic, mettlesome, militaristic, military, offensive, pugnacious, quarrelsome, saber-rattling, sanguinary, sanguineous, savage, scrappy, soldierlike, soldierly, spirited, stalwart, staunch, trigger-happy, truculent, unfriendly, unpacific, unpeaceable, unpeaceful, valiant, valorous, warmongering, warring
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