feme covert

noun

feme cov·​ert
femˈkəvərt,
fēm-,
-kōv-
variants or less commonly femme couverte
ˌfemküˈve(ə)rt
plural femes covert also femmes couvertes
-mz(ˈ)k-
law
: a married woman
distinguished from feme sole

Word History

Etymology

Anglo-French

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“Feme covert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feme%20covert. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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