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coverture n[Anglo-French, literally, shelter, covering, from Old French, from covert , past participle of covrir to cover]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.