Definition of Coverture

1. n. Covering; shelter; defense; hiding.



Definition of Coverture

1. Noun. (legal) 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 and protection. ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of couverture) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coverture

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Coverture

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Literary usage of Coverture

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"If an infant, who is also a married woman, make? an instrument, voidable because of her infancy. the disability of coverture enable« her to postpone the act ..."

2. The Law of Baron and Femme: Of Parent and Child, Guardian and Ward, Master by Tapping Reeve, Amasa Junius Parker, Charles E. Baldwin (1882)
"If he have received a large estate with her, he is answerable for no debt which is not collected during coverture. On the other hand, if he have received no ..."

3. The Law of Contracts by William Herbert Page (1920)
"If under the law a married woman is liable except in certain cases, an answer alleging coverture, but not alleging facts within one of such cases is ..."

4. Prideaux's Precedents in Conveyancing: With Dissertations on Its Law and by Frederick Prideaux, John Whitcombe (1889)
"Covenant extending to wife's property at time of marriage includes reversion falling into possession after coverture, includes property given to wife's ..."

5. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie (1890)
"761 (infancy and coverture plus death); Tippin v. Coleman, 61 Miss. 516 (coverture); Watts ... Farnan, 30 Ohio St. 491 (infancy plus coverture); Granger v. ..."

6. Chitty's Treatise on Pleading and Parties to Actions: With Second and Third by Joseph Chitty, Henry Greening (1844)
"See a form, post, 23, of a plea in bar of coverture as to part, and in abatement as to residue. ... 23, the defendant's coverture was pleaded by attorney, ..."

7. A Digest of the Laws of England by Anthony Hammond, John Comyns (1824)
"Or that one of the there was a severance after coverture. Dub. Th. D. 1. 12. c. ... When the plaintiffs coverture does not abate the suit. suit. 4 H. 4. ..."

8. An Abridgment of the Law of Nisi Prius by William Selwyn (1845)
"In respect of Contracts made by the Wife before Coverture, p.. 2. In respect of Contracts made by the Wife during Coverture, p. 290. 3. ..."

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