covenant

Definitions

  • Reading the Draft Covenant for the League of Nations--Paris
    Reading the Draft Covenant for the League of Nations--Paris
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v covenant enter into a covenant or formal agreement "They covenanted with Judas for 30 pieces of silver","The nations covenanted to fight terrorism around the world"
    • v covenant enter into a covenant
    • n covenant (Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
    • n covenant a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest country in Africa is the Sudan. The Arc of the Covenant is said to be located in Axum, Ethiopia.
    • Covenant (Law) A form of action for the violation of a promise or contract under seal.
    • Covenant A mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties, or one of the stipulations in such an agreement. "Then Jonathan and David made a covenant .""Let there be covenants drawn between us.""If we conclude a peace,
      It shall be with such strict and severe covenants As little shall the Frenchmen gain thereby."
    • Covenant A solemn compact between members of a church to maintain its faith, discipline, etc.
    • Covenant (Eccl. Hist) An agreement made by the Scottish Parliament in 1638, and by the English Parliament in 1643, to preserve the reformed religion in Scotland, and to extirpate popery and prelacy; -- usually called the “Solemn League and Covenant.” "He [Wharton] was born in the days of the Covenant , and was the heir of a covenanted house."
    • Covenant (Law) An undertaking, on sufficient consideration, in writing and under seal, to do or to refrain from some act or thing; a contract; a stipulation; also, the document or writing containing the terms of agreement.
    • Covenant (Theol) The promises of God as revealed in the Scriptures, conditioned on certain terms on the part of man, as obedience, repentance, faith, etc. "I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant , to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee."
    • v. i Covenant To agree (with); to enter into a formal agreement; to bind one's self by contract; to make a stipulation. "Jupiter covenanted with him, that it should be hot or cold, wet or dry, . . . as the tenant should direct.""And they covenanted with him for thyrty pieces of silver."
    • v. t Covenant To grant or promise by covenant. "My covenant of peace that I covenanted with you."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n covenant A mutual compact or agreement of two or more persons to do or to refrain from doing some act; a contract; a compact.
    • n covenant In law: In general, an agreement under seal; a specialty; any promise made by deed.
    • n covenant More particularly, a subordinate stipulation forming part of the same sealed instrument with the agreement to which it is incidental: as, a covenant of warranty of title in a deed.
    • n covenant In Biblical usage, the free promise of God, generally, though not always expressly, accompanied by the requirement of the fulfilment of certain conditions on the part of man.
    • n covenant Eccles., a solemn agreement between the members of a church, as that they will act together in harmony with the precepts of the gospel. Specifically, in Scottish history, the bond or engagement subscribed in 1638, and often called the National Covenant, based upon the covenant or oath for the observance of the confession of faith drawn up in 1581 (preceded by a similar one in 1557), which was signed and enjoined upon all his subjects by James VI. (afterward James I. of England), and renewed in 1590 and 1596. Its object was the maintenance of the Presbyterian or Reformed religion against popery, and its particular cause was the attempt of Charles I. to force a liturgy upon Scotland. At the restoration of episcopacy in 1662, both the National Covenant and the Solemn League and Covenant of 1643 (see below) were proscribed, and liberty of conscience was not regained until after the revolution of 1688.
    • n covenant Specifically, an indenture; an article of apprenticeship.
    • covenant To enter into a formal agreement; contract; bind one's self by contract; agree formally or solemnly: as, A covenants with B to convey to him a certain estate: with for before the thing or price.
    • covenant To agree or subscribe to or promise by covenant; engage by a pledge.
    • covenant To demand as a condition or stipulation; stipulate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Covenant kuv′e-nant a mutual agreement: the writing containing the agreement: an engagement entered into between God and a person or a people—the Old Covenant, the Jewish dispensation; the New Covenant, the new relation to God opened up by Jesus Christ
    • v.i Covenant to enter into an agreement: to contract or bargain
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Quotations

  • John Dryden
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    “Such subtle Covenants shall be made,Till Peace it self is War in Masquerade.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. covenant, fr. F. & OF. convenir, to agree, L. convenire,. See Convene

Usage

In literature:

Thanks, all thanks to our new covenant Head for the stability of the covenant; we change, but he changeth not.
"The Power of Faith" by Isabella Graham
If the Old Testament covenant of Grace embraced infants, the New is not narrower, but wider.
"The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church" by G. H. Gerberding
Gen. 3:9-17; (3) God who makesand keeps his covenants.
"The Bible Book by Book" by Josiah Blake Tidwell
The association proposed in parliament was, by the royalists, said to be, a revival of the Solemn League and Covenant.
"The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18)" by John Dryden
The two Ciarans then made a covenant together.
"The Latin & Irish Lives of Ciaran" by Anonymous
The Doctrine and Covenants.
"A Young Folks' History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" by Nephi Anderson
Are these things material to our covenant?
"Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
In August negotiations began for the extension of the covenant to England.
"An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707)" by Robert S. Rait
Here is my covenant with the Lord, and my assurance that my seedings will be blessed.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
Elizabeth Melville was one of the ladies of the Covenant.
"Samuel Rutherford and some of his correspondents" by Alexander Whyte
The Abrahamic covenant was also purely spiritual in its character, the condition of its blessings being nothing else than faith.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
Thereupon the Articles of the Covenant were brought into operation.
"Essays in Liberalism" by Various
Every one whose own mind and wish this covenant expresses will please rise.
"What She Could" by Susan Warner
There is no mercy on account of the Covenant, for Israel is no more the Covenant-people.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
Be true to a covenant, for a covenant holds a man responsible.
"Arabian Wisdom" by John Wortabet
It is used of the nation at large, all of whom were brought into the covenant, although with many of them God was not well pleased.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus" by G. A. Chadwick
I believe in keeping covenants.
"The Trail of Conflict" by Emilie Baker Loring
In his despair he bethought him of the covenant of friendship, in which Johanna had played the part of priestess.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
Article XXVI is concerned with amendments to the covenant.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
It tells of God's covenant of grace with his people, and the promises under that covenant of safety in the midst of fears.
"Bible Emblems" by Edward E. Seelye
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In poetry:

Thy covenant of duties may
Prove daily most unsure:
His covenant of grace for ay
Thy Husband does secure.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
By blood and water too
God's mark is set on Thee,
That in Thee every faithful view
Both covenants might see.
"The Circumcision Of Christ" by John Keble
When England of the quiet heart
Flung back the covenant of shame,
A dignity of high resolve
Upon her councils came.
"The New Spirit" by William Noel Hodgson
To each the covenant blood apply
Which takes our sin away,
And registers our names on high,
And keep us to that day.
"Hymn 11" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
We have seen the gigantic golden worms
In the garden of paradise:
We have seen the great and the wise make terms
With the peace of snakes and the pride of worms,
and them that plant make covenant
With the locust and the lice.
"On The Downs" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
"Their nearest foes may purchase, or their furthest friends may lease,
"One by one from Ancient Accad to the Islands of the Seas.
"And their covenants they make
"For the naked iron's sake,
"But I — I trap them armoured into peace.
"The Peace of Dives" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

The men of the New Gottland Covenant Church are offering a chance to see a free showing of the movie "Courageous" at the McPherson Opera House at 7 pm Nov 1.
Ogdensburg Presbyterian minister contends same-sex ' covenant union' blessings are allowed.
Covenant 's fall teams all begin seasons today.
Even more than Dr Derek Halvorson, the new president, the 54-year-old Duble is wrapped up in Covenant 's history.
His father was its first vice president, and the family lived in Covenant 's original building, Carter Hall.
Mission Sunday planned at Covenant Presbyterian.
Dr Ben Mathes, president of Rivers of the World, will preach Oct 14, 2012, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 301 Drake Ave, in Huntsville.
30,000 Protestants marched to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Ulster Covenant .
ARKOMA — The Arkoma Mustangs got off to a bad start Friday night and never got back on track falling to the Southwest Covenant Patriots 53-8 in District C-4 action at Mustang Field.
Emily Hill/Press-Register Turtle Derby on the Delta to benefit Covenant Hospice had 954 rubber turtles slowly race to the finish line in an attempt to win their adopters a prize.
Covenant Cancer Treatment Center in Waterloo is offering a six week Cancer Transitions program to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care.
Sister Mary Rose McGeady, Head of Covenant House, Dies.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Wagging tails brought a smiling face to 13-year-old Kaitlyn Stinebaugh as she made her way down the hall of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Covenant Children's hospital on a recent Wednesday.
Prior to receiving a blessing this year, each sojourner was asked to imprint a thumb on a disc of clay as a covenant to give up and take something on for Lent .
The Covenant Parkinson 's Support group will be meeting Thursday, October 13, 2011 in classroom 4 at the Covenant Medical Center located at 3421 West Ninth Street in waterloo from 6:30 pm to 8:00 p.m.
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In science:

In co-operative game theory or also coalitional game theory , players may covenant and group into coalitions.
If more than Analytical Modeling is Needed to Predict Real Agents' Strategic Interaction
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