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Definition of Morganatic

Morganatic
Morganatic Mor`ga*nat"ic, a. [LL. matrimonium ad morganaticam, fr. morganatica a morning gift, a kind of dowry paid on the morning before or after the marriage, fr. OHG. morgan morning, in morgangeba morning gift, G. morgengabe. See Morn.] Pertaining to, in the manner of, or designating, a kind of marriage, called also left-handed marriage, between a man of superior rank and a woman of inferior, in which it is stipulated that neither the latter nor her children shall enjoy the rank or inherit the possessions of her husband. --Brande & C. -- Mor`ga*nat"ic*al*ly, adv.

Meaning of Morganatic from wikipedia

- Morganatic marriage, sometimes called a left-handed marriage, is a marriage between people of unequal social rank, which in the context of royalty prevents...
- Francis, Duke of Teck, the son of Duke Alexander of Württemberg by his morganatic wife, Countess Claudine Rhédey von Kis-Rhéde (created Countess von Hohenstein...
- in 1918 because after the monarchy was deposed, many princes married morganatically, excluding their descendants from the list of dynastic princes. For...
- The Russian Imperial Family was split into four main branches named after the sons of Emperor Nicholas I: The Alexandrovichi (descendants of Emperor Alexander...
- of count of Battenberg, later prince of Battenberg, was granted to a morganatic branch of the House of Hesse-Darmstadt, itself a cadet branch of the House...
- The Battenberg family was formally a morganatic branch of the House of Hesse-Darmstadt, rulers of the Grand Duchy of Hesse in Germany. The first member...
- Leuchtenberg (born 1933),[citation needed] senior heir of the 4th Duke by a morganatic marriage, whose son Nicolas (1868–1928) was titled in 1890 Duke of Leuchtenberg...
- Hesse-Itter (1661–1676) Battenberg (1858, morganatic line. Mountbatten since 1917) The Battenberg family are morganatic descendants in the male-line of the...
- from 1488 until 1806 ruled by the House of Löwenstein-Wertheim who are morganatic descendants (and the most senior line) of the Palatinate branch of the...
- was taken into a new use by institutionalizing the morganatic marriage. Marriage being morganatical prevents the p****age of the husband's titles and privileges...
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