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feme covert

[ kuhv-ert ]
/ ˈkʌv ərt /
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noun, plural femes covert.Law.

a married woman.

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Origin of feme covert

1520–30; <Anglo-French: covered (protected) woman
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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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