coverture

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A common law doctrine developed in England during the Middle Ages, whereby a woman's legal existence, upon marriage, was subsumed by that of her husband, particularly with regard to ownership of property
{n} a cover, shelter, the state of a wife
In common law, the state of a married woman whereby the existence of the wife was for many civil purposes merged with that of her husband, particularly with regard to ownership of property
In law, the inclusion of a woman in the legal person of her husband upon marriage. Because of coverture, married women formerly lacked the legal capacity to hold their own property or to contract on their own behalf (see contract); similarly, a husband's tax payments or jury duty "covered" his wife as well. Aspects of coverture survived well into the 20th century; the term is still used in law when dividing jointly held property in divorce proceedings
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
Covering; shelter; defense; hiding
{i} cover; place to hide
coverture

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    Etymologie

    [ 'k&-v&r-"chur, -ch& ] (noun.) 13th century. From Middle English Old French coverture, from covrir (“to cover”)

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