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coverture

[ kuhv-er-cher ]
/ ˈkʌv ər tʃər /
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noun
a cover or covering; shelter; concealment.
Law. the status of a married woman considered as under the protection and authority of her husband.
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Origin of coverture

1175–1225; Middle English <Anglo-French, Old French. See covert, -ure
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British Dictionary definitions for coverture

coverture
/ (ˈkʌvətʃə) /

noun
law the condition or status of a married woman considered as being under the protection and influence of her husband
rare shelter, concealment, or disguise

Word Origin for coverture

C13: from Old French, from covert covered; see covert
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