[kuhv-ert] /ˈkʌv ərt/

noun, plural femes covert. Law.
a married woman.
(law) a married woman

“married woman” (legalese), c.1600, French, from Old French feme coverte, second element fem. of covert “covered.” Contrasted to feme sole.


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