Morganatically
Morganatic Mor`ga*nat"ic, a. [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}.] 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. --Brande & C. -- {Mor`ga*nat"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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