Definitions of covenant

  1. a signed written agreement between two or more parties ( nations) to perform some action
  2. agree to a covenant
  3. ( Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
  4. enter into a covenant or formal agreement; " They covenanted with Judas for 30 pieces of silver"; " The nations covenanted to fight terrorism around the world"
  5. enter into a covenenant
  6. A mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties, or one of the stipulations in such an agreement.
  7. An agreement made by the Scottish Parliament in 1638, and by the English Parliament in 1643, to preserve the reformed religion in Scotland, and to extirpate popery and prelacy; -- usually called the " Solemn League and Covenant."
  8. The promises of God as revealed in the Scriptures, conditioned on certain terms on the part of man, as obedience, repentance, faith, etc.
  9. A solemn compact between members of a church to maintain its faith, discipline, etc.
  10. An undertaking, on sufficient consideration, in writing and under seal, to do or to refrain from some act or thing; a contract; a stipulation; also, the document or writing containing the terms of agreement.
  11. A form of action for the violation of a promise or contract under seal.
  12. To agree ( with); to enter into a formal agreement; to bind one's self by contract; to make a stipulation.
  13. To grant or promise by covenant.
  14. A restriction on the use of real estate that governs its use, such as a requirement that the property will be used only for residential purposes. Covenants are found in deeds or in documents that bind everyone who owns land in a particular development. See covenants, conditions and restrictions.
  15. A written agreement; a solemn agreement between members of a church.
  16. To enter into a formal agreement.
  17. A mutual agreement: the writing containing the agreement.
  18. To enter into an agreement: to contract or bargain.
  19. A mutual agreement.
  20. To make an agreement; to contract or bargain.
  21. To promise; pledge oneself.
  22. An agreement; compact.
  23. A mutual agreement; the document containing the terms of it.
  24. To bind one's self by contract.
  25. A written agreement between parties to do or not to do some act or thing; a stipulation; an engagement in writing; a solemn league; the promise made by God to man on certain conditions.
  26. To enter into a formal agreement; to contract.

Quotes of covenant

  1. And, finally, as a Republican, I believe it is important to keep our word and keep our covenant and that is exactly what we should do with the Wright amendment today. – Michael Burgess
  2. Creation implies authority in the sense of originator. The possibility of a 'Fall' is implied in a Covenant insofar as the idea of a Covenant implies the possibility of its being violated. – Kenneth Burke
  3. The Covenant of the League of Nations had envisaged sponsoring only the protection of certain categories of men: national minorities and populations of territories controlled by other countries. – Rene Cassin
  4. The implementation measures of both Covenants, but especially those of the Covenant concerning civil and political rights, were considerably weakened to the point where they assumed an optional character. – Rene Cassin
  5. Social Security is a covenant that should not be broken. – Emanuel Cleaver
  6. To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation's sweetest dreams of itself. – Leonard Cohen
  7. The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell. – William Lloyd Garrison
  8. One may preach a covenant of grace more clearly than another... But when they preach a covenant of works for salvation, that is not truth. – Anne Hutchinson
  9. They thought that I did conceive there was a difference between them and Mr. Cotton... I might say they might preach a covenant of works as did the apostles, but to preach a covenant of works and to be under a covenant of works is another business. – Anne Hutchinson
  10. The tribulation period is seven years, and when the signing of the covenant occurs, people who know the Bible and take it literally will know that, seven years later, Christ is going to come in His power and glory. – Tim LaHaye
  11. A covenant made with God should be regarded not as restrictive but as protective. – Russell M. Nelson
  12. Christians must be Jews. The truth of what we believe depends on the truth of Judaism, depends on the first covenant – Michael Novak
  13. Great was the name of Abraham, but all his Sons were not accepted; only Isaac was in the Covenant – John Pearson

Usage examples for covenant

  1. Do we hear too much about this covenant blessing now? – Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews by Handley C.G. Moule
  2. In fact, the action of covenant was the only form of agreement enforceable at common law. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  3. They must have had a good heart- to- heart talk, for when Roland appeared again, he was smiling broadly, and hastened to say: We've not only patched up a truce, boys, but made an enduring covenant – At Whispering Pine Lodge by Lawrence J. Leslie
  4. You attack my fight on board the Covenant I think it literal. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  5. And they two made a covenant before the Lord: and David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house. – Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four by Charles H. Sylvester
  6. In order that they may, like ourselves, realise this brotherhood, we raise above their blind struggles the Ark of the Covenant Mind which is free, one and manifold, eternal. – The Forerunners by Romain Rolland
  7. Had Moses been content to end his ceremony here and to return to the camp with his book of the covenant duly accepted as law, all might have been well. – The Emancipation of Massachusetts by Brooks Adams
  8. Hence even Moses was said to have given the command to destroy the altars and images of the Canaanites, to drive out all the Canaanites, and make neither covenant nor marriage with them. – The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI) by Max Duncker
  9. Ranke, the German historian, declared that " Calvin was the founder of the American Government;" and Gulian C. Verplanck of New York, in a public address, traced the origin of our Declaration of Independence to the National Covenant of Scotland. – Scotland's Mark on America by George Fraser Black
  10. The provisions of the Protocol go farther than those of the Covenant in this regard. – The Geneva Protocol by David Hunter Miller
  11. I will make a covenant with him before the Lord. – Supplemental Nights, Volume 1 by Richard F. Burton
  12. Of these, the larger number were admitted on the Half- Way Covenant – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
  13. But if He makes a covenant with man, why not with the beast? – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  14. Worship was always coloured by the evening's reading, but the old man never forgot to pray that they both might have a place in the everlasting covenant and that the backslidings of Scotland might be healed. – Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush by Ian Maclaren
  15. The force of public opinion was so great, however, that despite its declaration, the Second Church began at once to accept the Half- Way Covenant – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
  16. The State Secretary added that " the present league Covenant is superior to the American plan." – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  17. It's the essence of the New Covenant and we shouldn't stop it. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  18. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  19. Knowing that the hour had now come when one of them must die, Hector proposed to Achilles that they should make a covenant or agreement, between them that the victor in the fight should give the other's body to his friends, so that funeral rites might be performed. – The Story of Troy by Michael Clarke
  20. The covenant by Moses was 'do and live'; that in Christ is 'believe and live. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren