Word of the day: Morganatic

After failing to establish his right to the barony of L’Isle, he was created a peer in 1835 by his father-in-law, William IV., who had morganatically married the beautiful Mrs. Jordan.

morganatic
2. a. Designating or relating to a marriage in which a man of high rank marries a wife of lower rank, but neither the wife nor any children of the marriage have any claim to the possessions or title of the husband. Also (occas.): designating a similar arrangement between a woman of high rank and a man of lower rank.

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One Response to “Word of the day: Morganatic”

  1. mark Says:

    I figured it was a cross of Morgan Spurlock and “fanatic.” That makes more sense.

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