feme sole

feme sole
feme sole [fem′ sōl′]
n.
[OFr, lit., woman alone]
Law an unmarried woman; spinster, divorcée, or widow

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  • Feme sole — 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 sole — (Fr.) A single woman (unmarried). Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • feme sole — ˈfemˈsōl, ˈfēmˈ noun (plural femes sole m(z)ˈs ) Etymology: Anglo French 1. law : a woman not in the married state distinguished from feme covert 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • feme sole — /sohl/, pl. femes sole. Law. 1. an unmarried woman, whether never married, widowed, or divorced. 2. a married woman who is independent of her husband with respect to property. [1520 30; < AF] * * * ▪ law       in Anglo American common law, a… …   Universalium

  • feme sole — noun /ˈfɛmsəʊl/ A single woman, whether unmarried, spinster, widow or divorcee. See Also: feme covert, feme sole merchant …   Wiktionary

  • Feme sole merchant — 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 sole trader — 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 sole trader — /fern sowl treydar/ In old English law, a married woman, who, by the custom of London, trades on her own account, independently of her husband; so called because, with respect to her trading, she is the same as a feme sole. The term is applied… …   Black's law dictionary

  • feme sole trader — /fern sowl treydar/ In old English law, a married woman, who, by the custom of London, trades on her own account, independently of her husband; so called because, with respect to her trading, she is the same as a feme sole. The term is applied… …   Black's law dictionary

  • feme-sole trader — /fem sohl /, Law. a married woman who is entitled to carry on business on her own account and responsibility, independently of her husband. Also called feme sole merchant. * * * …   Universalium

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