- covenaunt (obsolete)
From Middle English, a borrowing 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