I found a marriage record:
"North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 (FamilySearch)," database with images, FamilySearch (10 March 2021), W J Moses Knight and Charity Wenton, 22 Sep 1761; citing Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, p. , North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm.
for Charity Benton (Wikitree) that reads that she is a
spinster widow. (Note that the FamilySearch transcription reads
Wenton but my reading of the handwriting gives
Benton.) This seems to be a contradiction since in general use, a
spinster (Wikipedia) is a woman who has never married and a
widow (Wikipedia) is a married woman whose husband has died.
Charity is believed to have the maiden name of
Carter due to her presumed father, Kindered Carter, having an Edgecombe County will that is dated 1777 (Ancestry) and that names his daughter Charity Knight and her husband Moses.
What does this unusual combination of terms mean on a marriage bond from Edgecombe County, North Carolina in 1761?