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feme covert

Saltos de línea: feme cov¦ert
Pronunciación: /fiːm ˈkʌvət
 
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Definición de feme covert en inglés:

sustantivo

Law , historical
A married woman.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Yet legal terms and procedures were also expected to respect a married woman's special status as a feme covert, a covered woman.
  • However, a London custom from the Middle Ages let women trade as individuals, converting the wife of a freeman ‘from the servile status of feme covert into feme sole merchant’ with the legal rights of an independent trader.
  • It would not be advisable to select a feme covert as trustee.

Origen

early 16th century: from Anglo-Norman French, literally 'a woman covered (i.e. protected by marriage)'.

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