Femme sole

During this period a woman was usually not considered independent: before marriage she was in her father's charge; on marriage, in her husband's. But a widow, esp. one left with money or property, was accepted as being independent. If she carried on her husband's business she was accepted as a femme sole = a woman alone. -

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