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1. A binding agreement; a compact. See Synonyms at agreement.
2. Law
a. A condition in a contract such as a deed or lease, nonperformance or violation of which gives rise to a cause of action for breach.
b. A contract.
3. In the Bible, a divine promise establishing or modifying God's relationship to humanity or to a particular group.
4. One of the agreements supported by a Covenanter.
v. cov·e·nant·ed, cov·e·nant·ing, cov·e·nants
To promise by a covenant.
To enter into a covenant.

[Middle English, from Old French, from present participle of convenir, to agree; see convene.]

cov′e·nant′al (-năn′tl) adj.
cov′e·nant′al·ly adv.
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It reveals, among other things, a longstanding English covenanting tradition, one that existed alongside and in conjunction with the Scottish tradition of personal bonds that culminates in the National Covenant of 1638.
The Calgary Civic Trust is proposing covenanting (conservation easements).