Coverture

Definition of Coverture

Cov´er`ture   Pronunciation: k?v´?r-t?r; 135
n.1.Covering; shelter; defense; hiding.
Protected by walls or other like coverture.
- Woodward.
Beatrice, who even now
Is couched in the woodbine coverture.
- Shak.
2.(Law) 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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