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COVERTURE (a covering, an old French ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 344 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COVERTURE (a covering, an old French form of the modern couverture), a term in English law applied to the condition of a woman during marriage, when she is supposed to be under the cover, influence and protection of her husband, and so immune in certain cases from punishment for crime committed in the presence and on the presumed coercion of her husband. (See further HUSBAND AND WIFE.)
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