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feme sole

[ sohl ]
/ soʊl /
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noun, plural femes sole.Law.

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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Origin of feme sole

Borrowed into English from Anglo-French around 1520–30
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feme sole

noun law

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

Word Origin for feme sole

C16: from Anglo-French: a woman alone
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