MAR'ITIME, 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.]