Saturday, October 28, 2006

 

Morganatic

I was flipping through my dictionary, making sure mythologize was truly a word, when I came across this gem:

Morganatic

which means "of, relating to, or being a marriage between a member of a royal or noble family and a person of inferior rank in which the rank of the inferior partner remains unchanged, and the children of the marriage do not succeed to the titles, fiefs, or entailed property of higher rank." (Merriam-Webster's Colliegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition)

I did not know such a thing could be summed up in just one word - and quite an interesting word at that.

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