World English Dictionary
covenant (ˈkʌvənənt)
1.  a binding agreement; contract
2.  law
 a.  an agreement in writing under seal, as to pay a stated annual sum to a charity
 b.  a particular clause in such an agreement, esp in a lease
3.  (in early English law) an action in which damages were sought for breach of a sealed agreement
4.  Bible God's promise to the Israelites and their commitment to worship him alone
5.  to agree to a covenant (concerning)
[C13: from Old French, from covenir to agree, from Latin convenīre to come together, make an agreement; see convene]

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