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discovert

[dis-kuhv-ert] /dɪsˈkʌv ərt/
adjective, Law.
1.
(of a woman) not covert; not under the protection of a husband.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Anglo-French discoverte, descoverte (feminine adj.). See dis-1, covert
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discovert

/dɪsˈkʌvət/
adjective
1.
(law) (of a woman) not under the protection of a husband; being a widow, spinster, or divorcée
Derived Forms
discoverture, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French descovert, past participle of descouvrir to discover
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