Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The cdndition or state of a married woman. Sometimes used elliptically to describe the legal disability arising from a state of coverture, Osborn v. Horine, 19 III. 124 ; Roberts v. Lund, 45 Vt. 86.