- (of a woman) not covert; not under the protection of a husband.
Origin of discovert
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Discovert, dis-kuv′ert, adj. (law) not under the bonds of matrimony, either of a spinster or widow.
- law (of a woman) not under the protection of a husband; being a widow, spinster, or divorcée
Word Origin for discovert
C14: from Old French descovert, past participle of descouvrir to discover
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