an unmarried woman, whether never married, widowed, or divorced.
a married woman who is independent of her husband with respect to property.
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How to use feme sole in a sentence
If he should be put into the penitentiary, she may transact business as if she were a feme sole.The College, the Market, and the Court | Caroline H. Dall
There is indeed one case where the wife shall sue and be sued as a feme sole, viz.Commentaries on the Laws of England | William Blackstone
But at such a stage in social evolution, it is impossible to accept the dominance of the unsupported female or 'feme sole.'Social Origins and Primal Law | Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for feme sole
a single woman, whether spinster, widow, or divorcee
a woman whose marriage has been annulled or is otherwise independent of her husband, as by owning her own property
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