feme covert

feme covert
feme covert [fem′ kuv′ərt]
n.
[OFr, lit., woman covered]
Law a married woman

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  • Feme covert — Feme Feme (f[e^]m or f[a^]m), n. [OF. feme, F. femme.] (Old Law) A woman. Burrill. [1913 Webster] {Feme covert} (Law), a married woman. See {Covert}, a., 3. {Feme sole} (Law), a single or unmarried woman; a woman who has never been married, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feme covert — married woman (legalese), c.1600, French, from O.Fr. feme coverte, second element fem. of covert covered. Contrasted to feme sole …   Etymology dictionary

  • feme covert — (Fr.) A married woman. Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • feme covert — feme cov·ert || ‚fɪːm‚kÊŒvÉ™(r)t (French) married woman (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • feme covert — noun /fɛmˈkʌvət/ A married woman. See Also: feme sole, feme sole merchant …   Wiktionary

  • feme covert — /fern kavart/ A married woman. Generally used in reference to the former legal disabilities of a married woman, as compared with the condition of a feme sole …   Black's law dictionary

  • feme covert — /fern kavart/ A married woman. Generally used in reference to the former legal disabilities of a married woman, as compared with the condition of a feme sole …   Black's law dictionary

  • feme covert — /kuv euhrt/, pl. femes covert. Law. a married woman. [1520 30; < AF: covered (protected) woman] * * * …   Universalium

  • feme-covert — n.; (also femme covert) [Fr.] Married women …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • feme covert — [fi:m kʌvət] noun Law, historical a married woman. Origin C16: from Anglo Norman Fr., lit. a woman covered (i.e. protected by marriage) …   English new terms dictionary

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