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- adj. Covert.
- n. (Chiefly with under) The protection of a husband; a married state, the condition of a feme covert or (loosely) any married person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Under the protection of a husband; married.
From Anglo-Norman couverte baroun, earlier coverte de baron ("covered by a husband"). (Wiktionary)