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discovert

[ dis-kuhv-ert ]
/ dɪsˈkʌv ərt /
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adjective Law.

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

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Origin of discovert

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

adjective

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

Derived forms of discovert

discoverture, noun

Word Origin for discovert

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