Condition of being a mulier; position of one born in lawful wedlock.
In old English law. The state or condition of a mulier, or lawful issue. Co. Litt. 352b. The opposite of bastardy. Blount Multa conceduntur per obliquum quae non conceduntur de directo. Many things arc allowed indirectly which are not allowed directly. 6 Coke, 47.