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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: covenir 'to agree', from Latin convenire; CONVENIENT

covenant

noun
     
cov‧e‧nant [countable]
a legal agreement in which someone promises to pay a person or organization an amount of money regularly [↪ endowment]
covenant verb [intransitive and transitive]
He covenanted to pay £30 a month into the fund.

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