|1.||a binding agreement; contract|
|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 |
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