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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.
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Usage examples for covenant

  1. 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
  2. I will make a covenant with him before the Lord. – Supplemental Nights, Volume 1 by Richard F. Burton
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. The provisions of the Protocol go farther than those of the Covenant in this regard. – The Geneva Protocol by David Hunter Miller
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
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