Definition for MAR'I-TIME

MAR'I-TIME, a. [L. maritimus, from mare, the sea.]

  1. Relating or pertaining to the sea or ocean; as, maritime affairs.
  2. Performed on the sea; naval; as, maritime service.
  3. Bordering on the sea; as, a maritime coast.
  4. Situated near the sea; as, maritime towns.
  5. Having a navy and commerce by sea; as, maritime powers. [Maritimal is not now used.] Note. We never say, a maritime body, a maritime shell or production, a maritime officer or engagement, a maritime league. [See Marine.]

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