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.
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
- Feme-sole trader
[fem-sohl] /ˈfɛmˈsoʊl/ noun, Law. 1. a married woman who is entitled to carry on business on her own account and responsibility, independently of her husband.
[fem-ik] /ˈfɛm ɪk/ adjective, Petrology. 1. of or relating to a group of rock-forming minerals in which iron and magnesium are essential components.
[fem-uh-sahyd] /ˈfɛm əˌsaɪd/ noun 1. the act of killing a woman, as by a domestic partner or a member of a criminal enterprise: The rate of femicide where there is drug trafficking is far greater than it is elsewhere. 2. the deliberate, wanton violation and massacre of women and girls, as in a particular ethnic […]
[fem-uh-nuh-see] /ˈfɛm ə nə si/ noun, plural feminacies. 1. feminine nature.
noun an extreme feminist who believes the option of abortion is essential to the political, social, and economic advancement of women Word Origin feminist + Nazi Usage Note derogatory