discovert

[dis-kuhv-ert]

Origin of discovert

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

adjective
  1. 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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