Feme sole merchant
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]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feme sole trader — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • feme-sole trader — /fem sohl /, Law. a married woman who is entitled to carry on business on her own account and responsibility, independently of her husband. Also called feme sole merchant. * * * …   Universalium

  • feme-sole trader — /fem sohl /, Law. a married woman who is entitled to carry on business on her own account and responsibility, independently of her husband. Also called feme sole merchant …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • Legal history of wills — Wills in the Ancient WorldThe will, if not purely Roman in origin, at least owes to Roman law its complete development, a development which in most European countries was greatly aided at a later period by ecclesiastics versed in Roman law. In… …   Wikipedia

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