feme

[ fem ]
/ fɛm /

noun Law.

a woman or wife.

Nearby words

  1. female impersonator,
  2. female rhyme,
  3. female suffrage,
  4. female-to-male,
  5. femaleness,
  6. feme covert,
  7. feme sole,
  8. feme-sole trader,
  9. femic,
  10. femicide

Origin of feme

1585–95; < Anglo-French, Old French fem(m)e < Latin fēmina woman; akin to fetus, fecund

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British Dictionary definitions for femes

feme

/ (fɛm) /

noun

law a woman or wife

Word Origin for feme

C16: from Anglo-French, ultimately from Latin fēmina woman

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