coverture

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cov·er·ture

 (kŭv′ər-chər, -cho͝or′)
n.
1.
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.]

coverture

(ˈkʌvətʃə)
n
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]

cov•er•ture

(ˈkʌv ər tʃər)

n.
1. a cover or covering; shelter; concealment.
2. the legal status of a married woman.
[1175–1225]

coverture

Law. the status of a married woman.
See also: Women
the status of a married woman.
See also: Law