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" By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law: that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband... "
Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books - Page 348
by Sir William Blackstone - 1860
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1807
...consequences of such making, or dissolution. BY marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law", that is, the very being or legal existence of the...performs every thing ; and is therefore called in our law-french a feme-covert, foemina viro co-ofierta ; is said to be covert-baron, or under the protection...
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The British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences

William Nicholson - 1809
...is, the vi-ry being or le«;al existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage; or, at lent!, is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband, under whose wing, protection, and cover »he performs •very thing ; she is therefore called, in our law, (French,) a feme covert, that is...
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The British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ..., Volume 3

William Nicholson - Science - 1809
....round like an osier. HUSBAND and WIFE, usually termed baron and feme, are one person in law ; 'hat is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marri•'-'•; or, at least, is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband, under whose...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopædia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N ...

John Mason Good, Olinthus Gilbert Gregory - 1813
...legal existence of the woman is incorporated and consolidated into that of her husband, under whose protection and cover she performs every thing, and is, therefore, called in our law-french a femecovert. Hence, one of these parties cannot be witness for or against the other, except...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court And ..., Volume 10

New Jersey. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1829
...estate of a very peculiar nature, resulting from that intimate union, by which as Blackstone says, "the very being or legal existence of the woman is...is incorporated and consolidated into that of the hushand." The estate May 1828 correctly speaking, is not what is known in the law by the name ~ uen...
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American edition of the British encyclopedia: or, Dictionary of ..., Volume 6

William Nicholson - Natural history - 1819
...wreathed round like an osier. HUSBAND and WIFE, usually termed baron and feme, are one person in law ; that is, the very- being or legal existence of the...woman is suspended during the marriage ; or, at least, ii incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband, under whose wing, protection, and cover,...
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A Treatise on the Law of Property Arising from the Relation ..., Volume 1

Roper Stote Donnison Roper - Husband and wife - 1820
...or legal existence of the woman is by the common law suspended during the marriage, or at least it is incorporated and consolidated into that of the...wing, protection, and cover she performs every thing (a). Modern times have introduced exceptions to this doctrine, as will appear in the progress of this...
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Marriage Customs and Modes of Courtship of the Various Nations of the ...

Theophilus Moore - Marriage customs and rites - 1820 - 364 pages
...capital felony. An English husband -and wife are termed baron and feme, and in law are one person ; that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during marriage ; or, at lca-t, is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband. A man cannot grant...
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Marriage Rites: Customs, and Ceremonies, of the Nations of the Universe

Augusta Hamilton (Lady.) - Marriage customs and rites - 1822 - 400 pages
...capital felony. Art English husband and wife are termed baron and feme, and in law are one person; that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during marriage ; or, at least, is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband. A man cannot grant...
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Marriage Rites, Customs, and Ceremonies, of All Nations of the Universe ...

Augusta Hamilton (Lady.) - Marriage customs and rites - 1822 - 400 pages
...law are one person ,- that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman, is suspended during marriage; or, at least, is incorporated and consolidated into that of the "husband. A man cannot grant lands to his wife during her coverture, but he may, by his deed, covenant with others...
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