feme covert

[ kuhv-ert ]
/ ˈkʌv ərt /

noun, plural femes covert. Law.

a married woman.

Origin of feme covert

1520–30; < Anglo-French: covered (protected) woman
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British Dictionary definitions for feme covert

feme covert

noun

law a married woman

Word Origin for feme covert

C16: from Anglo-French: a covered woman, one protected by marriage
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