covenanter

covenanter

[kuhv-uh-nuhn-ter; for 2 also Scot. kuhv-uh-nan-ter]
noun
1.
a person who makes a covenant.
2.
(initial capital letter) Scottish History. a person who, by solemn agreement, pledged to uphold Presbyterianism, especially an adherent of the National Covenant or the Solemn League and Covenant.

Origin:
1630–40; covenant + -er1

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Covenanter (ˈkʌvənəntə, ˌkʌvəˈnæntə)
 
n
a person upholding the National Covenant of 1638 or the Solemn League and Covenant of 1643 between Scotland and England to establish and defend Presbyterianism

covenantor or covenanter (ˈkʌvənəntə)
 
n
a party who makes a promise and who is to perform the obligation expressed in a covenant
 
covenanter or covenanter
 
n

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