American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Law A wife.
- n. Obsolete A woman.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman.
- n. An unmarried woman, whether a spinster or a widow.
- n. A married woman who with respect to property is as independent of her husband as if she were unmarried.
- n. law, historical A woman.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Old Law) A woman.
- Anglo-Norman, from Latin fēmina; see female. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“An ancient con - cept called feme covert - an old idea, old spell - ing - denoted a covered woman, a married woman whose only legal rights were those under the pro - tection of her husband.”
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“Under law, you are still a feme sole, not a feme covert.”
“Under English common law, an unmarried adult was considered to have the legal status of a feme sole (in law book French), while a married woman had the status of a feme covert.”
“So she went out to do this, and the Queen, turning to him, conversed with him in friendly fashion, and enforced herself to reassure his awe of her and do away his shame with speech blander than the zephyr, saying, “Art thou content to be to me baron and I to thee feme?””
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“Ayase in look and temperament is very very feme so often times my guy friends do lose sleep after watching part of the anime.”
“Under the English common law of feme covert – which was also the law in Massachusetts – married women had no right to own property, and the personal property a married daughter inherited from her father immediately became the legal possession of her husband, who could exert full powers of ownership over it.”
“When a woman married, her legal status became that of feme covert, meaning that the wife was covered by the civil identity of her husband – any property she might have became her husband's.”
“There were piecemeal reforms, and also private acts, to take care of particular situations—the legislature could give “feme sole” status to a married woman whose husband had abandoned her, making it possible for her to sell or mortgage her land.20”
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