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coverture

noun cov·er·ture \ˈkə-vər-ˌchr, -chər, -ˌtyr, -ˌtr\

Definition of COVERTURE

1
a :  covering
b :  shelter
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>

First Known Use of COVERTURE

13th century

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