What does morganatic mean?

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ˌmɔr gəˈnæt ɪkmor·ga·nat·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. morganatic, left-handed(adj)

    (of marriages) of a marriage between one of royal or noble birth and one of lower rank; valid but with the understanding that the rank of the inferior remains unchanged and offspring do not succeed to titles or property of the superior


  1. morganatic(Adjective)

    Designating a marriage (or the wife involved) between a man of higher rank and a woman of lower rank, often having various legal repercussions (typically that such a wife has no claim on the husband's possessions or title). It was not an aspect of English law, but was common in other royal houses, especially in Germany.

  2. Origin: From morganaticus, from morganaticum, from murganagebō ( > Old English morgengifu).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Morganatic(adj)

    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

  2. Origin: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Morganatic

    mor-gan-at′ik, adj. noting a marriage of a man with a woman of inferior rank, in which neither the latter nor her children enjoy the rank or inherit the possessions of her husband, though the children are legitimate—also Left-handed marriage.—adv. Morganat′ically. [Low L. morganatica, a gift from a bridegroom to his bride—Teut.; cf. Ger. morgengabe, A.S. morgengifu, a morning gift.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of morganatic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of morganatic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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