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Noun: coverture  'kú-vu(r),chur or 'kú-vu(r),tyûr
  1. (law) 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
  2. A covering or shelter

Derived forms: covertures

Encyclopedia: Coverture