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Definitions of covenant

  1. To bind one's self by contract. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To enter into a formal agreement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To enter into an agreement: to contract or bargain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To make an agreement; to contract or bargain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To enter into a formal agreement; to contract. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. enter into a covenant or formal agreement; "They covenanted with Judas for 30 pieces of silver"; "The nations covenanted to fight terrorism around the world" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. enter into a covenenant Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. A mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties, or one of the stipulations in such an agreement. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. An agreement made by the Scottish Parliament in 1638, and by the English Parliament in 1643, to preserve the reformed religion in Scotland, and to extirpate popery and prelacy; -- usually called the "Solemn League and Covenant." Newage Dictionary DB
  12. The promises of God as revealed in the Scriptures, conditioned on certain terms on the part of man, as obedience, repentance, faith, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. A solemn compact between members of a church to maintain its faith, discipline, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. A form of action for the violation of a promise or contract under seal. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To agree (with); to enter into a formal agreement; to bind one's self by contract; to make a stipulation. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To grant or promise by covenant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. A restriction on the use of real estate that governs its use, such as a requirement that the property will be used only for residential purposes. Covenants are found in deeds or in documents that bind everyone who owns land in a particular development. See covenants, conditions and restrictions.
  18. A written agreement; a solemn agreement between members of a church. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. A mutual agreement: the writing containing the agreement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. A mutual agreement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. An agreement; compact. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A mutual agreement; the document containing the terms of it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. A written agreement between parties to do or not to do some act or thing; a stipulation; an engagement in writing; a solemn league; the promise made by God to man on certain conditions. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for covenant

  1. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  2. I will make a covenant with him before the Lord. – Supplemental Nights, Volume 1 by Richard F. Burton
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