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covenantnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkʌv.ən.ənt/ us   /ˈkʌv.ən.ənt/
a formal agreement or promise between two or more people: The contract contained a restrictive covenant against building on the land.
UK specialized finance & economics a formal agreement to pay a fixed amount of money regularly, especially to a charity
covenant
verb [T] uk   us  
Five percent of our profits are covenanted to charity.
(Definition of covenant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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covenantnoun [C]

us   /ˈkʌv·ə·nənt/
(Definition of covenant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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covenantnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈkʌvənənt/ us  
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   /ˈkʌvənənt/ us  
LAW to officially agree to do or not do something: If business premises suffer serious fire damage 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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