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covenantnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkʌv.ən.ənt/  us   /ˈkʌv.ən.ənt/
a ​formalagreement or ​promise between two or more ​people: The ​contractcontained a restrictive covenant against ​building on the ​land.
UK specialized finance & economics a ​formalagreement to ​pay a ​fixedamount of ​moneyregularly, ​especially to a charity
covenant
verb [T] uk   us  
Five ​percent of ​ourprofits are covenanted tocharity.
(Definition of covenant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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covenantnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkʌv·ə·nənt/
a ​formalagreement between ​countries, ​organizations, or ​people
(Definition of covenant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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covenantnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /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).

covenantverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈkʌvənənt/
LAW to ​officiallyagree to do or not do something: If ​businesspremises suffer serious ​firedamage the ​landlord usually covenants to ​reinstate the ​premises.
(Definition of covenant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “covenant”
in Spanish pacto, convenio, alianza…
in Vietnamese thoả thuận…
in Malaysian persetujuan…
in Thai ข้อตกลงร่วมกัน…
in French engagement solennel…
in German der Vertrag…
in Chinese (Simplified) 盟约, 契约, 协定…
in Turkish mukavele, antlaşma, taahhütname…
in Russian договор, соглашение…
in Indonesian persetujuan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 盟約, 契約, 協定…
in Polish umowa…
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