What is COVERT?

Covered, protected, sheltered. A pound covert is one that is close or covered over, as distinguished from pound overt, p which is open overhead. Co. Litt. 47b; 3 Bl. U Comm. 12. A feme covert is so called, as being under the wing, protection, or cover of her husband. 1 Bl. Comm. 442.

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