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sole

adjective individual, insular, isolated, lone, one, only, separate, single, singular, solitary, solus, unattended, unicus, unique, unus
Associated concepts: sole actor, sole and exclusive cause, sole and unconditional owner, sole proprietor, sole surviving heir
See also: exclusive, individual, singular, solitary, unique

SOLE. Alone, single; used in contradistinction to joint or married. A sole tenant, therefore, is one who holds lands in his own right, without being joined with any other. A feme sole is a single woman; a sole corporation is one composed of only one natural person.

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Kevin and Pelma (Scanlon) Gallant of Worcester; seven brothers and sisters, Kevin M.
We can compare it with IE *pel- 'animal skin, hide; cloth; wrap' (Wat 63), in IEW 803 *pel-no < IEW 985-986 *(s)p(h)el- 'tear off, M-A 268-9: *peln-, B-K 60: *p[h]al- / *p[hlel- : especially Lat pellis 'animal skin, hide', ON fjall 'skin', OEng fell 'animal skin, hide; pelt', OHG fel 'same', OPrus pleynis 'meninges', Lith plene 'film (on milk); scab', Lett plene 'membrane', Russ plena 'felt', Gk pelloraphes 'sewing skins together', Gk spolia 'fine wool plucked from the legs of sheep', and further OEng filmen 'film, membrane, foreskin', Gk pelma 'sole of the foot', Russ pleva'membrane', also Lat spolium '(animal) skin, hide', (< *(s)pel- 'tear off) (according to M-A, widespread, though not universal, in late PIE).
Reproductive behavior of the tarantula Aphono pelma chalcodes Chamberlin (Araneae: Theraphosidae).