Definitions for "Coverture"
The condition of a woman during marriage, because she is considered under the cover, influence, power, and protection of her husband, and therefore called a feme covert, or femme couverte.
the legal status of a married woman, or feme covert
The legal condition of a married woman which allows her to keep and control her personal property and wealth
Keywords:  shelter, hiding, defense
Covering; shelter; defense; hiding.