marital abuse meaning, marital abuse definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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marital

  
  
Marital is used to describe things relating to marriage.      adj   ADJ n  
Caroline was keen to make her marital home in London..., Her son had no marital problems.     


extra-marital      , extramarital  
An extra-marital affair is a sexual relationship between a married person and another person who is not their husband or wife.      adj   usu ADJ n  
Her husband has admitted having an extra-marital affair.     
marital status     
Your marital status is whether you are married, single, or divorced.  
FORMAL      n-uncount  
How well off you are in old age is largely determined by race, sex, and marital status.     
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n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
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