[ sohl ]
/ soʊl /
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
Words nearby feme sole
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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
Word Origin for feme sole
C16: from Anglo-French: a woman alone
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