covenant, compact, concordat(noun)
a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
(Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
enter into a covenant
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"
An agreement to do or not do a particular thing.
A promise, incidental to a deed or contract, either express or implied.
A pact or binding agreement between two or more parties.
An incidental clause in an agreement.
to enter into, or promise something by, a covenant
To enter a formal agreement.
To bind oneself in contract.
To make a stipulation.
a mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties, or one of the stipulations in such an agreement
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."
the promises of God as revealed in the Scriptures, conditioned on certain terms on the part of man, as obedience, repentance, faith, etc
a solemn compact between members of a church to maintain its faith, discipline, etc
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
a form of action for the violation of a promise or contract under seal
to agree (with); to enter into a formal agreement; to bind one's self by contract; to make a stipulation
to grant or promise by covenant
The religious concept of a covenant is central to the Abrahamic religions and derived from the biblical covenants, notably the Abrahamic covenant. It is a formal alliance or agreement made by God with that religious community or with humanity in general.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kuv′e-nant, n. a mutual agreement: the writing containing the agreement: an engagement entered into between God and a person or a people—the Old Covenant, the Jewish dispensation; the New Covenant, the new relation to God opened up by Jesus Christ.—v.i. to enter into an agreement: to contract or bargain.—n. Cov′enant-break′er, one who violates a covenant.—adj. Cov′enanted, holding a position under a covenant or contract.—ns. Covenantee′, the person to whom a covenant is made; Cov′enanter (usually in Scot. Covenant′er), one who signed or adhered to the Scottish National Covenant of 1638—the Solemn League and Covenant of 1643 was in effect an international treaty between Scotland and England for securing civil and religious liberty; Cov′enantor, that party to a covenant who subjects himself to the penalty of its breach.—Covenant of grace, redemption, that by which life is freely offered to sinners on condition of faith in Christ; Covenant of works, that made with Adam as federal representative of the human race on condition of obedience. [O. Fr.,—L. con, together, and venīre, to come.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'covenant' in Nouns Frequency: #2433
The numerical value of covenant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of covenant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched.
Valeant( may need) to pay in excess of the 50-100 bps in fees and/or interest expense hypothesized by our bond desk for its covenant amendments.
I made covenant with my heart that I can't keep silent when people are trying to hid the Truth to the people. It's the place where I struggle most and suffer most.
The lenders have been quite accommodating - they saw the risk of a covenant breach ahead and have extended them some flexibility, which should be sufficient to allow EnQuest to keep investing in its projects.
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- عهد, ميثاقArabic
- договор, споразумявам се, спогодба, договарям сеBulgarian
- σύμφωνο, συμφωνία, σύμβαση, συνθήκηGreek
- cláusula, pacto, convenio, contrato, alianzaSpanish
- sitoumus, ehto, sopimusvakuus, sitoutua, sopimusehtoFinnish
- cùmhnantScottish Gaelic
- stilare un accordo, concludere, convenzione, allearsi, sottoscrivere, convenzionarsi, alleanza, contrarre, impegnarsi, clausola accessoria, patto, convenire, contratto, accordarsi, clausola secondaria, stipulare, accordo solenneItalian
- 誓約, 約束する, 特約, 契約するJapanese
- pactiō, pactumLatin
- zawrzeć umowę, umówić się, umowa, ugodaPolish
- contrato, pacto, promessaPortuguese
- договор, заключать соглашениеRussian
- pakt, överenskommelse, avtal, avtala, förbundSwedish
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