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ˈkʌv ə nəntcovenant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. covenant, compact, concordatnoun

    a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action

  2. covenantverb

    (Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return

  3. covenantverb

    enter into a covenant

  4. covenantverb

    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"


  1. covenantnoun

    An agreement to do or not do a particular thing.

  2. covenantnoun

    A promise, incidental to a deed or contract, either express or implied.

  3. covenantnoun

    A pact or binding agreement between two or more parties.

  4. covenantnoun

    An incidental clause in an agreement.

  5. covenantverb

    to enter into, or promise something by, a covenant

  6. covenantverb

    To enter a formal agreement.

  7. covenantverb

    To bind oneself in contract.

  8. covenantverb

    To make a stipulation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Covenantnoun

    a mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties, or one of the stipulations in such an agreement

  2. Covenantnoun

    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."

  3. Covenantnoun

    the promises of God as revealed in the Scriptures, conditioned on certain terms on the part of man, as obedience, repentance, faith, etc

  4. Covenantnoun

    a solemn compact between members of a church to maintain its faith, discipline, etc

  5. Covenantnoun

    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

  6. Covenantnoun

    a form of action for the violation of a promise or contract under seal

  7. Covenantverb

    to agree (with); to enter into a formal agreement; to bind one's self by contract; to make a stipulation

  8. Covenantverb

    to grant or promise by covenant


  1. 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

  1. Covenant

    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.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'covenant' in Nouns Frequency: #2433

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of covenant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of covenant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of covenant in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.

  2. Read MoreShe:

    So I used to teach contract law. And I thought I would make this easy. I wrote up a release and covenant not to sue. And all that Mayor Bloomberg has to do is download it. I'll text it, sign it. And then the women, or men, will be free to speak and tell their own stories.

  3. Mizuho Securities analyst Irina Koffler:

    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.

  4. Matthew Armfield:

    It is so unbelievably upsetting to see my father, Dan, and my fellow members of First Covenant experience the hate, deceit and actions that go against the teachings of love and inclusion that Jesus Christ preached.

  5. John Wenrich:

    I grieve the loss of First Covenant Church of Minneapolis from the roster of Covenant churches, at the same time, I respect the discernment of the Annual Meeting. I hope this historic church someday changes its mind and then returns to our family.

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  • عهد, ميثاقArabic
  • договор, споразумявам се, спогодба, договарям сеBulgarian
  • dohodaCzech
  • pagtDanish
  • ZusageGerman
  • σύμφωνο, συμφωνία, σύμβαση, συνθήκηGreek
  • cláusula, pacto, convenio, contrato, alianzaSpanish
  • sitoumus, ehto, sopimusvakuus, sitoutua, sopimusehtoFinnish
  • engagementFrench
  • cùmhnantScottish Gaelic
  • בריתHebrew
  • ուխտArmenian
  • perjanjianIndonesian
  • stilare un accordo, concludere, convenzione, allearsi, sottoscrivere, convenzionarsi, alleanza, contrarre, impegnarsi, clausola accessoria, patto, convenire, contratto, accordarsi, clausola secondaria, stipulare, accordo solenneItalian
  • בריתHebrew
  • 誓約, 約束する, 特約, 契約するJapanese
  • pactiō, pactumLatin
  • zawrzeć umowę, umówić się, umowa, ugodaPolish
  • contrato, pacto, promessaPortuguese
  • legământRomanian
  • договор, заключать соглашениеRussian
  • pakt, överenskommelse, avtal, avtala, förbundSwedish
  • உடன்படிக்கைTamil
  • พันธสัญญาThai
  • 盟約Chinese

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    the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
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