covenantee


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Related to covenantee: covenantor

cov·e·nant·ee

 (kŭv′ə-năn-tē′, -nən-)
n.
The party to whom the promise in a covenant is made.

covenantee

(ˌkʌvənənˈtiː)
n
(Law) the person to whom the promise in a covenant is made

cov•e•nan•tee

(ˌkʌv ə nənˈti, -næn-)

n.
a person to whom something is promised in a covenant.
[1640–50]
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Moxhay was probably confident of victory as before this case covenants were not enforced when there was no privity of contract between the covenantee and a new owner of the burdened property.
On appeal, the Second District Court of Appeal noted that "a covenantee may recover attorney's fees incurred in a suit to maintain or defend title against a third party occasioned by the covenantor's breach of covenant.
Unless the covenantee has a legitimate interest to be protected by the agreement, the law will not enforce such a contract, since this would merely prohibit ordinary competition.
A covenant is a contract in which the covenanter makes a promise to a covenantee to do or not do some action.
Or, alternatively, its importance may be too great for the covenantee to agree to its release.