Coverture

• (n.) The condition of a woman during marriage, because she is considered under the cover, influence, power, and protection of her husband, and therefore called a feme covert, or femme couverte. • (n.) Covering; shelter; defense; hiding.
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Coverture

Cov'er¬∑ture noun [ Old French coverture ,F. couverture .] 1. Covering; shelter; defense; hiding. « Protected by walls or other like coverture . Woodward. » « Beatrice, who even now Is couched in the woodbine coverture . Shak. &#x...
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coverture

Anglo-American common-law concept, derived from feudal Norman custom, that dictated a woman`s subordinate legal status during marriage. Prior to ... [1 related articles]
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Coverture

Coverture describes the legal status of a married woman, because she was formerly under the cover or protection of her husband.
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Coverture

Obs. in most nations. The state or condition of a married woman.
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