covenant

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English covenaunt, borrowed from Old French covenant (agreement), from Latin conveniēns, convenientem (agreeing, agreeable, suitable, convenient), present participle of conveniō (to agree). Cognate with convenient and convene.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkʌv.ən.ənt/, /ˈkʌv.nənt/
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NounEdit

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.
  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 FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin conveniēns, conveniēntem (agreeing, agreeable, suitable, convenient), present participle of conveniō (to agree).

VerbEdit

covenant

  1. present participle of covenir

NounEdit

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

  1. covenant
    • 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

DescendantsEdit

  • English: covenant
  • French: convenant