married woman

A status no longer of much more legal significance than the comparable status of married man. Blackstone said: "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, under whose wing, protection, and cover, she performs everything." 1 Bl Comm 442. But modern legislation has made one change after another until "what there is left of subjugation by her husband or subjection to him to incapacitate her to make any kind of contract she pleased is difficult to perceive." Harrington v Lowe, 73 Kan 1, 84 P 570. See Married Women's Acts.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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