feme-sole

feme sole

[sohl]
noun, plural femes sole. Law.
1.
an unmarried woman, whether never married, widowed, or divorced.
2.
a married woman who is independent of her husband with respect to property.

Origin:
1520–30; < Anglo-French

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To feme-sole
Collins
World English Dictionary
feme sole
 
n
1.  a single woman, whether spinster, widow, or divorcee
2.  a woman whose marriage has been annulled or is otherwise independent of her husband, as by owning her own property
 
[C16: from Anglo-French: a woman alone]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature