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Of or being a legal marriage between a person of royal or noble birth and a partner of lower rank, in which it is agreed that no titles or estates of the royal or noble partner are to be shared by the partner of inferior rank nor by any of the offspring of the marriage.

[New Latin morganāticus, from Medieval Latin (mātrimōnium ad) morganāticam, (marriage for the) morning-gift, of Germanic origin.]

mor′ga·nat′i·cal·ly adv.


[ˌmɔːgəˈnætɪkəlɪ] ADV he married her morganaticallyse casó con ella en casamiento morganático
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If a morganatically married prince were to succeed to the throne, a title suitable to the new king and a royal style would be assumed upon his accession.
Isabella's first regent was her mother, who weakened her position by morganatically marrying a shopkeeper's son and by her reputation for ruthless greed--she was involved in the Cuban slave trade.
An anonymous hand penned that the Queen had cancelled diary appointments because of her pregnancy by John Brown to whom she 'has been morganatically married .