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coverture

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noun cov·er·ture \ˈkə-vər-ˌchu̇r, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r\

Definition of coverture

  1. 1 a :  covering b :  shelter

  2. 2 :  the status a woman acquires upon marriage under common law



Examples of coverture

  1. <under the coverture of a raging snowstorm, the rebels undertook their surprise attack on the fortress>



13th Century

First Known Use of coverture

13th century


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