Marshal vs. Martial

These two terms are commonly mixed up in our sport. Here’s a brief but helpful explanation of the differences.

adj. – of or pertaining to the military or other protective or fighting force.
n. – a person of higher rank or importance tasked with the job of directing others. Usually in a capacity meant to keep others safe.
v. – to gather or arrange troops or other followers for example in a fighting formation or parade.
proper noun – a common misspelling of ‘Marshal’, this is a somewhat common surname.

See more detailed definitions for Martial and Marshal at as well as a handy comparison of the two terms.