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. (adjective) उच्च पद के पुरुष और निम्न पद की महिला के बीच विवाह (या शामिल पत्नी) को नामित करना, अक्सर विभिन्न कानूनी नतीजे होते हैं (आमतौर पर ऐसी पत्नी का पति की संपत्ति या शीर्षक पर कोई दावा नहीं होता है)। यह अंग्रेजी कानून का एक पहलू नहीं था, लेकिन अन्य शाही घरों में विशेष रूप से जर्मनी में आम था।
Examples of word morganatic
Is not this a sufficient explanation of the term morganatic being applied to marriages where the parties are of unequal rank?
There is talk of something called a morganatic marriage, which would be sort of a half marriage, using one of his titles.
When a prince or a member of a ruling house weds a woman of inferior rank, especially if her family is plebeian, the marriage is generally known as a morganatic marriage.
This marriage was morganatic, that is, the lady does not take the name, rank and title of her husband.
They could be paired off in a kind of morganatic marriage; but it is customary in novels where the heroine has been too frolicsome, for her to get comfortably buried instead of happily married, -- and perhaps it is just as well.
I have married a beautiful and innocent woman, -- she is my lawful wife in the sight of God and man; yet you coolly propose to give me a second wife under the 'morganatic' law, which, as I view it, is merely a Royal excuse for bigamy!
They assumed the right to stand neutral between the government and rebellion, to contract a kind of morganatic marriage with Treason, by which they could enjoy the pleasant sin without the tedious responsibility, and to be traitors in everything but the vulgar contingency of hemp.
As M. de Talleyrand, one of her great admirers, said, she knew how to take a second edition of revenge, laying the two-edged blade of a sarcasm between the pairs in these "morganatic" unions.
_symbolic_ customs common to all northern tribes, offers the following as the origin of this word "morganatic:" --