Examples of coverture in a sentence
<under the coverture of a raging snowstorm, the rebels undertook their surprise attack on the fortress>
First Known Use of coverture
Rhymes with coverture
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Legal Definition of coverture
: the inclusion of a woman in the legal person of her husband upon marriage under common law
Additional Notes on coverture
Because of coverture, married women formerly did not have the legal capacity to hold their own property or contract on their own behalf. These disabilities have been removed for the most part by statute.
Origin of coverture
Anglo-French, literally, shelter, covering, from Old French, from covert, past participle of covrir to cover
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