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

 

Covenanter

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any of a group of 17th-century Scottish Presbyterians who supported two Covenants (1638 and 1643). These were formal statements defending Presbyterianism and protesting against the religious policies of Charles I, who wanted to set up a Scottish Church with bishops, like the Church of England. The Covenanters supported Parliament in the English Civil War.