discovert

[dis-kuhv-ert]
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adjective Law.

(of a woman) not covert; not under the protection of a husband.

Nearby words

  1. discourtesy,
  2. discover,
  3. discovered check,
  4. discoverer,
  5. discoverist,
  6. discoverture,
  7. discovery,
  8. discovery bay,
  9. discovery club,
  10. discovery day

Origin of discovert

1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French discoverte, descoverte (feminine adj.). See dis-1, covert

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discovert

adjective

law (of a woman) not under the protection of a husband; being a widow, spinster, or divorcée
Derived Formsdiscoverture, noun

Word Origin for discovert

C14: from Old French descovert, past participle of descouvrir to discover

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