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covenant

noun [C]     /ˈkʌv.ən.ənt/
a formal agreement or promise between two or more people: The contract contained a restrictive covenant against building on the land.Making and breaking promises and commitments UK specialized finance & economics a formal agreement to pay a fixed amount of money regularly, especially to a charityTrusts and funds covenant     verb [T] Five percent of our profits are covenanted to charity.Making and breaking promises and commitments
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