Covin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Covin (Law) A collusive agreement between two or more persons to prejudice a third.
    • Covin Deceit; fraud; artifice.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n covin A secret agreement; secret fraud; collusion.
    • n covin Specifically In law, a collusive agreement between two or more to prejudice a third person; deceitful contrivance.
    • n covin Same as covent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Covin kuv′in a compact: a conspiracy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. covine, covaine, fr. covenir, to agree. See Covenant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. covin—Late L. convenium—L. convena, a meeting—con, together, venīre, to come.

Usage

In literature:

Shall I, an innocent proprietor, be mulcted of my right by thy fraud and covin?
"The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales" by Richard Garnett
I could haul de cotton to Covin'ton an' bring back whut was to eat, an' all de oxen could pull was put on dat wagon.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
A witch in an old Scotch trial says, of her 'Covin,' or 'Circle,' 'We could do no great thing without our Maiden'.
"Cock Lane and Common-Sense" by Andrew Lang
Actions popular were not allowed to be eluded by fraud or covin.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C. From Henry VII. to Mary" by David Hume
Covines, notices of, 189.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
John Young was the officer of her covin, and the number composing it was thirteen.
"Witch Stories" by E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton
I was standin' in the street with the crowd outside Covin' Garden, watchin' the swells go inter the operer.
"A Little Princess" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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In news:

Covin 's trial to go before jury in Circuit Court.
The case of former First Baptist Church Creative Learning Center child care provider Dianna Lynn Covin has been continued and will go before a grand jury in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court early next year.
Funeral service for the late Betty Jean Covin, 71, of Albany, Georgia, who departed this life on December 6, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital here in Albany, Georgia, is incomplete at this time.
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