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NounCoverture (plural Covertures)
- (law) 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.
- Alternative spelling of couverture.
covert, from covrir (“to cover”)
- covering; cover
- sanz coverture fu la sele, (Perceval ou le conte du Graal, Christian of Troyes )
- The saddle was without a cover.