noun Law.
a woman or wife.

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

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

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