Morganatic definitions

môr'gə-năt'ĭk
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.
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Designating or of a form of marriage between a royal or noble person and a person of inferior rank, with the provision that neither the spouse of inferior rank nor any children from the marriage may lay claim to the rank or property of the other spouse.
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Designating a marriage (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.
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Origin of morganatic

From Medieval Latin morganaticus, from morganaticum (“morning-gift"), from Proto-Germanic *murganagebō (whence Old English morgenÄ¡ifu).