feme sole

noun \ˈfemˈsōl, ˈfēmˈ-\

Definition of feme sole

plural

femes sole

\-m(z)ˈs-\
  1. 1 law :  a woman not in the married state —distinguished from feme covert

  2. 2 law :  a married woman acting or contracting with respect to her separate estate

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Origin and Etymology of feme sole

Anglo-French


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