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covenant

noun [C or U]     /ˈkʌvənənt/
LAW a part of a formal written agreement in which it is stated what must or must not be done, or in which someone promises to do or pay something: The lease contains a covenant that no animals can be kept on the property. Any loss of rent may be claimed as damages for breach of covenant (= failure to do as promised). → See also deed of covenant, restrictive covenant, restrictive covenant
(Definition of covenant noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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