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Definition of Covenant

Covenant
Covenant Cov"e*nant (k?v"?-nant), n. [OF. covenant, fr. F. & OF. convenir to agree, L. convenire. See Convene.] 1. A mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties, or one of the stipulations in such an agreement. Then Jonathan and David made a covenant. --1 Sam. xviiii. 3. Let there be covenants drawn between us. --Shak. If we conclude a peace, It shall be with such strict and severe covenants As little shall the Frenchmen gain thereby. --Shak. 2. (Eccl. Hist.) 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.' He [Wharton] was born in the days of the Covenant, and was the heir of a covenanted house. --Macaulay. 3. (Theol.) The promises of God as revealed in the Scriptures, conditioned on certain terms on the part of man, as obedience, repentance, faith, etc. I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. --Gen. xvii. 7. 4. A solemn compact between members of a church to maintain its faith, discipline, etc. 5. (Law) (a) 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. (b) A form of action for the violation of a promise or contract under seal. Syn: Agreement; contract; compact; bargain; arrangement; stipulation. Usage: Covenant, Contract, Compact, Stipulation. These words all denote a mutual agreement between two parties. Covenant is frequently used in a religious sense; as, the covenant of works or of grace; a church covenant; the Solemn League and Covenant. Contract is the word most used in the business of life. Crabb and Taylor are wrong in saying that a contract must always be in writing. There are oral and implied contracts as well as written ones, and these are equally enforced by law. In legal usage, the word covenant has an important place as connected with contracts. A compact is only a stronger and more solemn contract. The term is chiefly applied to political alliances. Thus, the old Confederation was a compact between the States. Under the present Federal Constitution, no individual State can, without consent of Congress, enter into a compact with any other State or foreign power. A stipulation is one of the articles or provisions of a contract.
Covenant
Covenant Cov"e*nant, v. t. To grant or promise by covenant. My covenant of peace that I covenanted with you. --Wyclif.

Meaning of Covenant from wikipedia

- Covenant may refer to: Covenant (religion), a formal alliance or agreement made by God with a religious community or with humanity in general Covenant...
- Covenanters (Scottish Gaelic: Cùmhnantaich) were members of a 17th-century Scottish religious and political movement, who supported a Presbyterian Church...
- Hebrew Bible makes reference to a number of covenants (Hebrew: בְּרִיתוֹת‎) with God (YHWH). The Noahic Covenant (in Genesis), which is between God and all...
- The Ark of the Covenant (Hebrew: אֲרוֹן הַבְּרִית ʾărōn habbrīṯ; Koinē Gr****: Κιβωτὸς τῆς Διαθήκης, romanized: Kibōtòs tês Diathḗkēs also known as the...
- Alien: Covenant is a 2017 science fiction horror film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by John Logan and Dante Harper, from a story by...
- The Covenant is a fictional theocratic military alliance of alien races who serve as one of the main antagonists in the Halo science fiction series. The...
- According to the Hebrew Bible, the covenant of the pieces or covenant between the parts (Hebrew: ברית בין הבתרים berith bein hebětarim) was an event in...
- Covenant theology (also known as covenantalism, federal theology, or federalism) is a conceptual overview and interpretive framework for understanding...
- Mosaic covenant (named after Moses), also known as the Sinaitic covenant (named after the biblical Mount Sinai), refers to a biblical covenant between...
- A covenant, in its most general sense and historical sense, is a solemn promise to engage in or refrain from a specified action. Under historical English...