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feme covert

[kuhv-ert] /ˈkʌv ərt/
noun, plural femes covert. Law.
1.
a married woman.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Anglo-French: covered (protected) woman
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feme covert

noun
1.
(law) a married woman
Word Origin
C16: from Anglo-French: a covered woman, one protected by marriage
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feme covert

n.

"married woman" (legalese), c.1600, French, from Old French feme coverte, second element fem. of covert "covered." Contrasted to feme sole.

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