- 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; compact2. an agreement among members of a church to defend and maintain its doctrines, polity, and faith3. [C-] an agreement of Presbyterians in Scotland in 1638 to oppose episcopacy: also called National Covenant4. [C-] an agreement between the parliaments of Scotland and England in 1643 to extend and preserve Presbyterianism: also called Solemn League and Covenant5. Lawa) a formal, sealed contractb) a clause of such a contractc) a suit for damages for violation of such a contract6. Theol. the promise made by God to humanity and the relationship it established, as described in the Biblevt.to promise by a covenantvi.to make a covenantcovenantal [kuv′ənant′'l]adj.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.