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covenant

cov·e·nant

covenant

 
pronunciation:
kuh v nnt
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a usu. formal agreement between two or more parties to engage in or refrain from something.
The covenant of marriage between the princess and the duke was meant to ensure tranquility between their respective nations.
synonyms:
agreement, compact, contract, pact
similar words:
guarantee, oath, pledge, promise, vow
definition 2: such an agreement or clause in an agreement when made by law.
synonyms:
agreement, compact, contract
similar words:
bond, deed, oath, warrant, warranty
definition 3: in the Old Testament, God's provisional promises to the Hebrews.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: covenanted, covenanting, covenants
definition: to promise by entering into a covenant.
synonyms:
agree, pledge, swear
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to agree to by forming a covenant.
synonyms:
guarantee, pledge, stipulate, warrant
similar words:
plight, swear, vow
definition 2: to specify as part of an agreement; stipulate.
synonyms:
condition, specify, stipulate
similar words:
demand, require