covenant


covenant
covenant [kuv′ə nənt]
n.
[OFr, agreement, orig., prp. of covenir < L convenire: see CONVENE]
1. a binding and solemn agreement to do or keep from doing a specified thing; compact
2. an agreement among members of a church to defend and maintain its doctrines, polity, and faith
3. [C-] an agreement of Presbyterians in Scotland in 1638 to oppose episcopacy: also called National Covenant
4. [C-] an agreement between the parliaments of Scotland and England in 1643 to extend and preserve Presbyterianism: also called Solemn League and Covenant
5. Law
a) a formal, sealed contract
b) a clause of such a contract
c) a suit for damages for violation of such a contract
6. Theol. the promise made by God to humanity and the relationship it established, as described in the Bible
vt.
to promise by a covenant
vi.
to make a covenant
covenantal [kuv′ənant′'l]
adj.

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