[ dis-kuhv-ert ]
/ dɪsˈkʌv ərt /
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(of a woman) not covert; not under the protection of a husband.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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Example sentences from the Web for discovert
Discovert, dis-kuv′ert, adj. (law) not under the bonds of matrimony, either of a spinster or widow.
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 discovertdiscoverture, noun
Word Origin for discovert
C14: from Old French descovert, past participle of descouvrir to discover
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