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 (kŭv′ər-chər, -cho͝or′)
a. A covering; a shelter.
b. The state of being concealed; disguise.
2. Law The status of a married woman under common law.

[Middle English, from Old French, from covert, covered; see covert.]


1. (Law) law the condition or status of a married woman considered as being under the protection and influence of her husband
2. rare shelter, concealment, or disguise
[C13: from Old French, from covert covered; see covert]


(ˈkʌv ər tʃər)

1. a cover or covering; shelter; concealment.
2. the legal status of a married woman.


Law. the status of a married woman.
See also: Women
the status of a married woman.
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References in classic literature ?
as indeed she had, very often), and that she never knew in his lifetime how the money went, but that if he had confided in her they might all have been better off that day; with other bitter recollections common to most married ladies, either during their coverture, or afterwards, or at both periods.
The premium single origin coverture Belgium chocolate will be served alongside the main course for Economy and Business Class customers exclusively for one day only.
the English common law doctrine of coverture, (217) by which the
14) Under the doctrine of coverture, a married woman lost her ability to manage her own property, enter into contracts, or establish an independent domicile.
For women's identities to be subsumed by men's is "normal"--and was the legal reality under coverture laws up until relatively recently--while changing the M or F box (or refusing to check either) on an identity document is deemed radical.
Indeed, in an earlier joint opinion, Justice Kennedy had compared a statutory requirement that a married woman notify her husband of her decision to abort their child (not a requirement of his consent, just a requirement of his being notified) with the doctrine of coverture, suggesting something far less than a real joining of two persons, even a mere requirement of consultation, was too constraining a view of marriage for the three justices jointly authoring the opinion.
See Smith, supra note 5, at 1609; Martha Davis, Male Coverture and the Illegitimate Family, 56 Rutgers L.
Yet Cleves also suggests that however much the women's relationship resembled a marriage, their manless household afforded each of them a degree of legal autonomy that women in legal marriages lost under coverture.
What most distinguishes Pliley's work, however, is her sophisticated understanding of female sexual autonomy within a culture still bound by patriarchal legal structures derived from coverture.
I am under his coverture and I was convinced at the time that this was the way to go," she continued, adding that she believes her husband was influenced by outside individuals.
The operation of the foundation of efforts doctrine is in widespread use or is often characterized when a coverture or service fraction is used for the end result.
the institution of marriage was rooted in social inequality Historian Linda Kerber has noted that, with the exception of eliminating petit treason (treating the murder of a husband by his wife as regicide), "neither the government of the Articles of Confederation nor the federal government of the Constitution directly challenged the legal system of coverture.