Definition of morganatic in English:
Relating to or denoting a marriage in which neither the spouse of lower rank, nor any children, have any claim to the possessions or title of the spouse of higher rank: he contracted a morganatic marriage with a German-born actress
More example sentences
- As this was a morganatic marriage, their five children should not have been eligible for the succession.
- A morganatic marriage is one between a member of the royal house and a wife not of equal birth, in which the wife does not take her husband's rank.
- In advising Edward VIII against a morganatic marriage to Mrs Simpson he acted with the utmost constitutional propriety.
- Example sentences
- 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… for a long time?’
- 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.
- His regular companion was now the pious Mme de Maintenon, who had been governess to the children of earlier mistresses; and soon after the queen's death he married her morganatically.
Definition of morganatic in:
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