[ dis-kuhv-ert ]
/ dɪsˈkʌv ərt /

adjective Law.

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

Origin of discovert

1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French discoverte, descoverte (feminine adj.). See dis-1, covert Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for discovert

/ (dɪsˈkʌvət) /


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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