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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