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feme sole trader (noun), feme sole traders (pl)
In old English law, a married woman, who, by the custom of London, trades on her own account, independently of her husband; so called because, with respect to her trading, she is the same as a feme sole.

The term is also applied to women who have been deserted by their husbands, who do business as femes sole.

This entry is located in the following units: fem-, femi- (page 2) soli-, sol- + (page 1)