Feme sole trader

Related to Feme sole trader: coverture
(Eng. Law) a married woman, who, by the custom of London, engages in business on her own account, inpendently of her husband.

See also: Feme

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Other times, credit-based exchanges required women to operate independently, as feme sole traders. Although cash could facilitate economic exchanges for those without credit, it too was a "socially coded currency" in which the identity and position of the person who proffered it mattered greatly.