Feme sole
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 sole — (Fr.) A single woman (unmarried). Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • feme sole — [fem′ sōl′] n. [OFr, lit., woman alone] Law an unmarried woman; spinster, divorcée, or widow …   English World dictionary

  • feme sole — ˈfemˈsōl, ˈfēmˈ noun (plural femes sole m(z)ˈs ) Etymology: Anglo French 1. law : a woman not in the married state distinguished from feme covert 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • feme sole — /sohl/, pl. femes sole. Law. 1. an unmarried woman, whether never married, widowed, or divorced. 2. a married woman who is independent of her husband with respect to property. [1520 30; < AF] * * * ▪ law       in Anglo American common law, a… …   Universalium

  • feme sole — noun /ˈfɛmsəʊl/ A single woman, whether unmarried, spinster, widow or divorcee. See Also: feme covert, feme sole merchant …   Wiktionary

  • feme sole — [fi:m səʊl] noun Law, historical a woman without a husband, especially one that is divorced. Origin C16: from Anglo Norman Fr. feme soule a woman alone …   English new terms dictionary

  • feme-sole — n.; (also femme sole) [Fr.] (Law.) Single woman, unmarried woman …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • feme sole — (Law) single woman; woman that lives independently and separately from her husband; divorcee; widow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • feme sole — /fɛm ˈsoʊl/ (say fem sohl) noun Law 1. an unmarried woman, whether spinster, widow, or divorcee. 2. a married woman who is independent of her husband with respect to property. {Anglo French: a woman alone} …   Australian English dictionary

  • feme sole — /fern sowl/ A single woman, including those who have been married, but whose marriage has been dissolved by death or divorce, and, for most purposes, those women who are judicially separated from their husbands …   Black's law dictionary

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