feme

[fem]
noun Law.
a woman or wife.

Origin:
1585–95; < Anglo-French, Old French fem(m)e < Latin fēmina woman; akin to fetus, fecund

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feme (fɛm)
 
n
law a woman or wife
 
[C16: from Anglo-French, ultimately from Latin fēmina woman]

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A feme sole had the right to own property and make contracts in her own name.
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