- covenaunt (obsolete)
From Middle English, borrowed from Old French covenant (“agreement”), from Latin conveniēns, conveniēntem (“agreeing, agreeable, suitable, convenient”), present participle of conveniō (“to agree”). Cognate with convenient.
covenant (plural covenants)
- (law) An agreement to do or not do a particular thing.
- (law) A promise, incidental to a deed or contract, either express or implied.
- A pact or binding agreement between two or more parties.
- An incidental clause in an agreement.
- to enter into, or promise something by, a covenant
- 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
- (law) To enter a formal agreement.
- (law) To bind oneself in contract.
- (law) To make a stipulation.
- covenant in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- covenant in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- covenant at OneLook Dictionary Search
- circa 1150, Thomas d'Angleterre, Le Roman de Tristan, page 220 (of the Champion Classiques edition, →ISBN, line 2895:
- Del convenant vus deit membrer
- You must remember the convenant