Married women are hereby emancipated from all disabilities on account of coverture.
It was plain he was troubled; plain too he was only waiting for the coverture of the house to speak.
A woman needed protection, or as the law of England has it, coverture.
Richard remained under this coverture while he was anointed.
Baron and feme we call husband and wife, and coverture we term marriage.
Sholto felt nervously for his sword and cleared it instinctively of the coverture in which he was wrapped.
Tennessee removed the disability of married women arising from coverture.
The counterpane, or "coverture de parade," was of the curtain material.
early 13c., earliest reference is to bedcovers, from Old French coverture (12c.) "blanket; roof; concealment," from Latin *coopertura, from past participle stem of cooperire "to cover" (see cover (v.)). Most modern senses had evolved by mid-15c.