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covenants

noun
plural of covenant

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1 a formal agreement between two or more nations or peoples
  • the two countries signed a peace covenant that, it was hoped, would put an end to decades of bitter conflict

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2 a formal agreement to fulfill an obligation
  • I had to sign a covenant that I would return the rental car on time

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3 an arrangement about action to be taken
  • the covenant that existed among neighbors in olden times whereby they would quickly respond to the call to help put out one another's house fires

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covenants

verb
present tense third-person singular of covenant

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1 to come to an arrangement as to a course of action
  • a traditional rule held that a husband could not enter into a covenant with his wife, because that was the equivalent of covenanting with himself

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2 to make a solemn declaration of intent
  • the home buyers had to covenant that they would restore and keep the house for at least 10 years in exchange for a low mortgage rate

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“Covenants.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/covenants. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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