covenant

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From Middle English, from Old French covenant (agreement), from Latin conveniens (agreeing, agreeable, suitable, convenient), present participle of conveniō (to agree). Cognate with convenient.

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covenant (plural covenants)

  1. (law) An agreement to do or not do a particular thing.
  2. (law) A promise, incidental to a deed or contract, either express or implied.
  3. A pact or binding agreement between two or more parties.
  4. An incidental clause in an agreement.

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covenant (third-person singular simple present covenants, present participle covenanting, simple past and past participle covenanted)

  1. to enter into, or promise something by, a covenant
    • L'Estrange
      Jupiter covenanted with him, that it should be hot or cold, wet or dry, [] as the tenant should direct.
    • Bible, Matthew xxvi. 15
      and they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver
  2. (law) To enter a formal agreement.
  3. (law) To bind oneself in contract.
  4. (law) To make a stipulation.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin conveniens (agreeing, agreeable, suitable, convenient), present participle of conveniō (to agree).

Verb[edit]

covenant

  1. Present participle of covenir.

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covenant m (oblique plural covenanz or covenantz, nominative singular covenanz or covenantz, nominative plural covenant)

  1. covenant

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