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covenanter

[kuhv-uh-nuh n-ter; for 2 also Scot. kuhv-uh-nan-ter] /ˈkʌv ə nən tər; for 2 also Scot. ˌkʌv əˈnæn tər/
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
1630-1640
1630-40; covenant + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for covenanter

Covenanter

/ˈkʌvənəntə; ˌkʌvəˈnæntə/
noun
1.
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

/ˈkʌvənəntə/
noun
1.
a party who makes a promise and who is to perform the obligation expressed in a covenant
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