Coverture

Cov"er*ture

(k?v"?r-t?r; 135), n. [OF. coverture,F.couverture.] 1. Covering; shelter; defense; hiding.
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Protected by walls or other like coverture.
Woodward.
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Beatrice, who even now
Is couched in the woodbine coverture.
Shak.
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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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