Discovert
Discovert Dis*cov"ert, a. [Cf. F. d['e]couvert uncovered, OF. descovert. See {Discover}, {Covert}.] (Law) Not covert; not within the bonds of matrimony; unmarried; -- applied either to a woman who has never married or to a widow. [1913 Webster]

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  • Discovert — Dis*cov ert, n. An uncovered place or part. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] {At discovert}, uncovered. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discovert — [dis kuv′ərt] adj. [ME < OFr descovert, lit., not covered, hence not protected: see DIS & COVER] Law having no husband: said of a spinster, widow, or divorcée discoverture [dis kuvər chər] n …   English World dictionary

  • discovert — /dis kuv euhrt/, adj. Law. (of a woman) not covert; not under the protection of a husband. [1250 1300; ME < AF discoverte, descoverte (fem. adj.). See DIS 1, COVERT] * * * …   Universalium

  • discovert — adj. without a husband (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • discovert — dis·covert …   English syllables

  • discovert — /diskavart/ Not married; not subject to the disabilities of a coverture. It applies equally to a maid and a widow …   Black's law dictionary

  • discovert — /diskavart/ Not married; not subject to the disabilities of a coverture. It applies equally to a maid and a widow …   Black's law dictionary

  • discovert — The condition or status of a woman who is at present without a husband, whether she be unmarried, widowed or divorced …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • discovert — dəs, (ˈ)dis+ adjective Etymology: dis (I) + covert law : not covert : not under coverture …   Useful english dictionary

  • At discovert — Discovert Dis*cov ert, n. An uncovered place or part. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] {At discovert}, uncovered. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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