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adjective Law.
  1. (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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Historical Examples of discovert

  • Discovert, dis-kuv′ert, adj. (law) not under the bonds of matrimony, either of a spinster or widow.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)


British Dictionary definitions for discovert


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

Word Origin for discovert

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