"coverture" Definition

  1. n. Covering; shelter; defense; hiding.
  2. n. The condition of a woman during marriage, because she is considered under the cover, influence, power, and protection of her husband, and therefore called a feme covert, or femme couverte.

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Position in dictionary: 22320 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "coverture": 1
Words that end with "coverture": 2
Words that contain "coverture": 2
Next words in dictionary: covet, covetable, coveter, coveting, covetise, covetiveness, covetous, covetously, covetousness, covey
Previous words in dictionary: covertness, covertly, covert baron, covert, coversed sine, coverlid, coverlet, covering, coverer, covered

English Dictionary Definition of coverture

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