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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; with an Analysis of the ... - Page 353
by William Blackstone - 1838
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

William Blackstone - Great Britain - 1771 - 506 pages
...incorporated and con? folidated into that of hufband : under whofe wing, protection, and cover, fhe performs every thing ; and is therefore called in our law-french a feme-covert, foemina viro co-operta; is faid to be (overt-baron, orunder the protection and influence of her hufband,...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

William Blackstone - Law - 1807 - 686 pages
...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...therefore called in our law-french a feme-covert, foemina viro co-ofierta ; is said to be covert-baron, or under the protection and influence of her...
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The British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences, Volume 3

William Nicholson - 1809 - 752 pages
...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 - Natural history - 1809 - 700 pages
....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) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volume 2

John Mason Good - 1813 - 764 pages
...legal existence of the woman is incorporated and consolidated into that of her husband, under whose protection and cover she performs every thing, and...therefore, called in our law-french a femecovert. Hence, one of these parties cannot be witness for or against the other, except in cases of high-treason....
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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 - 492 pages
...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 - 394 pages
...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 - 642 pages
...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 - 374 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 All Nations of the Universe

Lady Augusta Hamilton - Marriage customs and rites - 1822 - 424 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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