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MARCH (Latin Mars); originally the first month of the Roman year; so named, according to tradition, by Romulus in honor of his father, Mars. Till the adoption of the new style in England (1752), the 25th of March was new year's day ; hence January, February, and the first 24 days of March have frequently two years appended, as January 1, 170^, or 1701-2. (See Calendar.)