1. A binding agreement; a compact. See Synonyms at agreement.
a. A condition in a contract such as a deed or lease, nonperformance or violation of which gives rise to a cause of action for breach.
b. A contract.
3. In the Bible, a divine promise establishing or modifying God's relationship to humanity or to a particular group.
4. One of the agreements supported by a Covenanter.
v. cov·e·nant·ed, cov·e·nant·ing, cov·e·nants
To promise by a covenant.
To enter into a covenant.
[Middle English, from Old French, from present participle of convenir, to agree; see CONVENE.]
cov′e·nantal (-năntl) adj.
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