covert baron

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman couverte baroun, earlier coverte de baron (covered by a husband).

Adjective[edit]

covert baron (not comparable)

  1. Covert.
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Noun[edit]

covert baron (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) (Chiefly with under) The protection of a husband; a married state, the condition of a feme covert or (loosely) any married person.