In the proper noun form, it describes a section of Canada on the east coast, which includes Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Not to be confused with The Atlantic Provinces, which include all of the above and Newfoundland/Labrador as well. Don't even ask me why the Maritimes became a label for us. I don't know.

Mar"i*time (?), a. [L. maritimus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F. maritime. See Mere a pool.]


Bordering on, or situated near, the ocean; connected with the sea by site, interest, or power; having shipping and commerce or a navy; as, maritime states.

"A maritime town."



Of or pertaining to the ocean; marine; pertaining to navigation and naval affairs, or to shipping and commerce by sea.

"Maritime service."

Sir H. Wotton.

Maritime law. See Law. -- Maritime loan, a loan secured by bottomry or respodentia bonds. -- Martime nations, nations having seaports, and using the sea more or less for war or commerce.


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