Definitions of covenant

  1. To bind one's self by contract.
  2. To enter into a formal agreement.
  3. To enter into an agreement: to contract or bargain.
  4. To make an agreement; to contract or bargain.
  5. To enter into a formal agreement; to contract.
  6. a signed written agreement between two or more parties ( nations) to perform some action
  7. ( Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
  8. 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"
  9. enter into a covenenant
  10. A mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties, or one of the stipulations in such an agreement.
  11. 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."
  12. The promises of God as revealed in the Scriptures, conditioned on certain terms on the part of man, as obedience, repentance, faith, etc.
  13. A solemn compact between members of a church to maintain its faith, discipline, etc.
  14. A form of action for the violation of a promise or contract under seal.
  15. To agree ( with); to enter into a formal agreement; to bind one's self by contract; to make a stipulation.
  16. To grant or promise by covenant.
  17. 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.
  18. A written agreement; a solemn agreement between members of a church.
  19. A mutual agreement: the writing containing the agreement.
  20. A mutual agreement.
  21. A mutual agreement; the document containing the terms of it.
  22. 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.