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Meaning of COVERTURE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cov"er*ture\ (k?v"?r-t?r; 135), n. [OF. coverture,F.
couverture.]
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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