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Definition of "covenant" []

  • A binding agreement; a compact. See Synonyms at bargain. (noun)
  • Law A formal sealed agreement or contract. (noun)
  • Law A suit to recover damages for violation of such a contract. (noun)
  • In the Bible, God's promise to the human race. (noun)
  • To promise by or as if by a covenant. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "covenant" in a sentence
  • "Christians believe that it records a “new covenant, ” or “new testament, ” that fulfills and completes God’s “old covenant” with the Hebrews, described in the Old Testament."
  • "Hence, besides, it is doing no service to the interpretation of the Scriptures, to attempt to shew that in the passage of the Epistle to the Hebrews, [455] where the covenant is represented as a testament, either that the term διαθηχη there, must have only the meaning _testament_, or that it must be rendered _covenant_ exclusively throughout."
  • "Accept the Sabbatarian definition of the term covenant, and it legitimately follows that none were ever in that covenant save those who held converse with Jehovah, through Moses, saying, “All these things will we observe and do.”"