covin

noun
cov·​in
variants: or less commonly covine \ ˈkəvə̇n , ˈkōv-​ \
plural -s

Definition of covin

1 archaic : crew, band, confederacy
2a : collusive agreement between two or more persons to the detriment of a third : conspiracy
b archaic : fraud, trickery
3 : coven

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History and Etymology for covin

Middle English covin, covine, from Middle French covin band, affair, covine affair, from Medieval Latin convenium agreement, arrangement, from Latin convenire to agree

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“Covin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/covin. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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