Meaning of morganatically in English:



See morganatic

‘An anonymous hand penned that the Queen had cancelled diary appointments because of her pregnancy by John Brown to whom she ‘has been morganatically married… for a long time?’’
  • ‘Isabella's first regent was her mother, who weakened her position by morganatically marrying a shopkeeper's son and by her reputation for ruthless greed.’
  • ‘His regular companion was now the pious Mme de Maintenon, who had been governess to the children of earlier mistresses; and soon after the queen's death he married her morganatically.’
  • ‘After the queen's death, it seems likely the couple were married morganatically - in secret, with the marriage recognised by the Church alone.’