Definition of covenant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkʌvənənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌvənənt//
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a promise to somebody, or a legal agreement, especially one to pay a regular amount of money to somebody/something God’s covenant with Abraham a covenant to a charity Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, present participle of covenir ‘agree’, from Latin convenire ‘assemble, agree, fit’, from con- ‘together’ + venire ‘come’.Extra examples If you sign a covenant the charity can claim back the tax you have already paid on the money. The gift was made under a deed of covenant. The tenant failed to repair the damage and was in breach of covenant.

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