Pronunciation: (mär'shul),[key] —adj. 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.
Pronunciation: (mär'shul),[key] —n. (Marcus Valerius Martialis)a.d. 43?–104?, Roman epigrammatist, born in Spain.