Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Law A married woman.

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  • n. A married woman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a married woman. See Covert, a., 3.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Anglo-Norman : feme, woman + Old French covert, covered.

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From Anglo-Norman feme ("woman") covert ("covered, protected").

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