Feme covert
Feme Feme (f[e^]m or f[a^]m), n. [OF. feme, F. femme.] (Old Law) A woman. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

{Feme covert} (Law), a married woman. See {Covert}, a., 3.

{Feme sole} (Law), a single or unmarried woman; a woman who has never been married, or who has been divorced, or whose husband is dead.

{Feme sole trader} or {Feme sole merchant} (Eng. Law), a married woman, who, by the custom of London, engages in business on her own account, inpendently of her husband. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • feme covert — married woman (legalese), c.1600, French, from O.Fr. feme coverte, second element fem. of covert covered. Contrasted to feme sole …   Etymology dictionary

  • feme covert — (Fr.) A married woman. Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • feme covert — [fem′ kuv′ərt] n. [OFr, lit., woman covered] Law a married woman …   English World dictionary

  • feme covert — feme cov·ert || ‚fɪːm‚kÊŒvÉ™(r)t (French) married woman (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • feme covert — noun /fɛmˈkʌvət/ A married woman. See Also: feme sole, feme sole merchant …   Wiktionary

  • feme covert — /fern kavart/ A married woman. Generally used in reference to the former legal disabilities of a married woman, as compared with the condition of a feme sole …   Black's law dictionary

  • feme covert — /fern kavart/ A married woman. Generally used in reference to the former legal disabilities of a married woman, as compared with the condition of a feme sole …   Black's law dictionary

  • feme covert — /kuv euhrt/, pl. femes covert. Law. a married woman. [1520 30; < AF: covered (protected) woman] * * * …   Universalium

  • feme-covert — n.; (also femme covert) [Fr.] Married women …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • feme covert — [fi:m kʌvət] noun Law, historical a married woman. Origin C16: from Anglo Norman Fr., lit. a woman covered (i.e. protected by marriage) …   English new terms dictionary

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