married woman’s separate estate in equity.Hist. At common law, a trust that a rich family could set up for a daughter so that she would not lose control of her own money and property to her husband. • The daughter could escape the severe limits of coverture by having her family establish a separate estate in equity, allowing her the benefit of income that was not controlled by her husband even if the husband was named as trustee. See COVERTURE; MARRIED WOMEN’S PROPERTY ACTS .

[Blacks Law 8th]