• IPA: /ˈkʌv.ən.ənt/, /ˈkʌv.nənt/

covenant (plural covenants)

  1. (legal) An agreement to do or not do a particular thing.
  2. (legal) 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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  • French: accord
  • Russian: договорённость
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covenant (covenants, present participle covenanting; past and past participle covenanted)

  1. 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.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Matthew 26:15 ↗:
      and they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver
  2. (legal) To enter a formal agreement.
  3. (legal) To bind oneself in contract.
  4. (legal) To make a stipulation.
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